Trump's "even invoked gun-toting action movie characters": Seth Meyers perfectly explains the icky Trump-NRA love fest

"LaPierre's speech sounded like a dramatic reading of email forwards from your uncle," Meyers said


Brendan Gauthier
May 24, 2016 5:37PM (UTC)

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers last night took a "Closer Look" at presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump's recent NRA endorsement, calling his position on guns, "one area where Trump is now in total lockstep with the rest of the GOP."

"Before Donald Trump entered politics, he was on record supporting several major gun control proposals," Meyers explained. Now, though, "candidate Trump has gone so far to pander to the gun lobby, he's even invoked gun-toting action movie characters."

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"Trump's ham-fisted attempts to pander to gun owners were apparently enough to sway the NRA," he continued. "Now you might think, How could an organization devoted to defending second amendment rights back a candidate whose positions on that issue have been so inconsistent?"

Meyers said NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, who announced their endorsement of Trump, "made clear in his speech Friday that the group's endorsement is less about guns specifically and more about a long list of right-wing obsessions and hatred of Hillary Clinton."

"LaPierre's speech sounded like a dramatic reading of email forwards from your uncle," Meyers added.

Watch the full segment below:


Brendan Gauthier

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