As Senate Republicans rush to sign a deeply unpopular health care bill into law, "President Trump seems to be feeling a little emboldened," observed "Late Night" host Seth Meyers on Thursday.
But just as Trump "was about to repeat his infamous claim that he's done more in office than any president in history . . . he caught himself. Sort of," noted Meyers.
"We've produced so much legis — I don't think any president — It could be somebody," Trump trailed off.
"I have to be a little careful," he then told the audience. "Because they'll say, 'He lied.' So, few presidents — few. Just have to be a little careful 'cause they'll say [in the] headline 'Donald Trump Lies to the People of Iowa.'"
"You think it would be a headline if you lied?" Meyers asked incredulously. "It would be a headline if you didn't."
"No matter what else was happening," the host added. "That would be the biggest story in the country: 'Donald Trump Doesn't Lie', also 'Cancer Cured' page 8."
Prior to the rally, the editorial board of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids had penned an open letter to Trump urging the president to discuss how his policies would benefit Iowans.
"Trump has actually signed none of the major legislation he promised in his first 100 days," noted Meyers. "Let alone the first five months."