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Friday, December 15, 2017

Among the primary responsibilities of any American president is to reassure and comfort suffering citizens in time of disaster — a test that Donald Trump fails miserably, as when he tweeted a reminder to Puerto Rico that its government “owes money to Wall Street.”

Duly outraged by Trump’s dim response to the humanitarian crisis on the island, Seth Meyers has a few pertinent (and darkly amusing) remarks. “Hey! Weren’t you the guy who was going to put Americans before Wall Street?” he asks. “You couldn’t even do that in a tweet!”

Unfortunately Trump has to be reminded that Puerto Ricans are Americans — so Seth does that tartly, too.

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