Seth Meyers reveals the revolting things that Matt Lauer did and also discusses the possibility that Trump is nuts.
It is incredible that Lauer got away with that behavior so long. Like others, Meyers has noted the detail that Lauer had a secret button installed under his desk that would lock the door remotely. Observers seem to think that this was to prevent his target from escaping by running from the room. That may be true but I think it is more likely that it was to prevent others from accidentally entering and seeing him while he was making his gross moves on the women. This detail also raises broader culpability questions for NBC. I doubt that Lauer did the secret wiring himself. It had to be something that was requested through management and directed to the building manager to implement. How come no one raised any questions about the reasons for this strange request?
Meyers has also become increasingly harsh in his treatment of Donald Trump and now raises the possibility that he is unhinged. I have resisted the suggestions of those who have suggested that Trump is losing his mind because that seemed to be too facile an explanation. I have tried to make ‘excuses’ for his behavior, such that he is shrewd like a fox and is saying and doing outrageous things to either pump up his base or to distract us while he pursues his plans to siphon off wealth to the oligarchy. Those things might still be true but I am becoming increasingly convinced that they are only partially true and that Trump may actually be getting delusional.
I am not sure which situation is more dangerous, that Trump is a shrewd user of bigotry and hatred to advance his awful goals or that he is going crazy and that the latter situation is being covered up by those in the party who know better because they want those same goals to be attained. Otherwise there is no explanation for statements like this from senator Lindsey Graham who said in February 2016 that, “I think [Trump’s] a kook. I think he’s crazy… He’s not fit to be president.” He now says, “What concerns me about the American press is this endless, endless attempt to label the guy some kind of kook not fit to be president.” Or senator Orrin Hatch saying that Trump is one of the best presidents he has seen, a statement that is manifestly delusional.
Watch Meyers unload on both Lauer and Trump