Seth Meyers: Trump's 'Unnerving' Twitter 'Tirade' Ignores Rising Threat of White Nationalism

Seth Meyers skewered President Donald Trump Monday night over a recent "Twitter tirade" that saw him lash out at Google, General Motors, Robert Mueller, late Arizona senator John McCain and others in dozens of quick-fire posts.

But Trump failed to address the recent killing of 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand in his weekend Twitter "rant," days after "shrugging off" the growing threat of white nationalism, Meyers said on Late Night.

"Trump's Twitter tirade was unhinged on its own, but it's especially unnerving that he chose to spend his time attacking everyone from Saturday Night Live to John McCain just days after the horrific shootings." Meyers said.

Fifty people were killed Friday at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Suspected gunman Brenton Tarrant, 28, is a self-described white supremacist.

On Friday, the president responded to tragedy on Twitter, calling the shooting a "horrible massacre" and telling users the U.S. "stands in solidarity" with New Zealand. He addressed the New Zealand shooting again on Monday with a tweet that read: "The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand. They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous!"

When asked by a reporter Friday whether he thought whether white nationalism was a "rising threat," the president said: "I don't really. I think it's a, uh, small group of people that have very, very serious problems."

Meyers quipped that "a small group of people that have very serious problems" is an apt description for people still working at the White House. The comedian then turned his attention to the president's policies.

"Of course you don't see [white nationalism] as a threat. You called on a ban for Muslims coming to the U.S., and you're trying to build a wall to keep out Mexican asylum seekers," Meyers jibed. "Asking Trump if he sees white nationalism as a threat is like asking Joe Camel if he sees tobacco as a threat."

The comedian called out the commander-in-chief for defending Fox News personalities Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson. Pirro is in hot water for suggesting Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar's choice to wear a hijab might indicate she doesn't respect American laws. Carlson has come under fire for making allegedly racist, homophobic and sexist comments on a radio show between 2006 and 2011.

"Trump spent part of his deranged Twitter bender over the weekend defending Fox News hosts Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson," Meyers said. "The president of the United States is an angry grandpa who spends his time yelling at the TV to bring back his favorite shows."

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President Donald Trump speaks during a Greek Independence Day in the East Room of the White House on March 18. He called white nationalists a “small group of people that have very, very serious problems.” Meyers quipped that that was an apt description for people still working at the White House. Alex Wong/Getty Images
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