Seth Meyers Explains Why Donald Trump Is Defending Putin

'It sounds like Trump’s defending Putin because he’s about to get caught for the exact same thing,' quipped the 'Late Night' host.

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Seth Meyers discusses Trump and Putin on the latest episode of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers,' February 6, 2017.Credit: Screen grab

Seth Meyers came back Monday from a long weekend away with plenty of material. The ‘Late Night’ host has become one of President Trump’s most vocal and consistent critics and he did not miss a beat in his latest show - skewering Trump and his administration on issues ranging from Kellyanne Conway’s made-up ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ to Steve Bannon's power in the White House to the president drawing a moral equivalency between the U.S. and Russia.

“Trump has staked the entire first two weeks of his presidency on the supposed desire to keep bad people from harming the United States. And yet, there are apparently some actually bad people that he’s totally fine with,” Meyers joked.

Meyers was referencing an interview Trump did with Fox New’s Bill O’Reilly in which he defended Russian President Vladimir Putin. When O’Reilly described Putin as a “a killer,” Trump responded “We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think, our country’s so innocent?”

“Now, admitting that the U.S. has made mistakes would be fine, but that’s not what Trump is doing,” Meyers continued. “Instead, it sounds like he’s defending Putin because he’s about to get caught for the exact same thing.”

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