#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Sifts Truth From Lies In Trump’s Carrier Rescue

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Sifts Truth From Lies In Trump’s Carrier Rescue

Donald Trump’s approval rating shot up in the wake of the deal that he and Mike Pence made with Carrier Corp. to keep jobs from moving jobs at an Indianapolis furnace factory from moving to Mexico. Media coverage repeated Trump’s claim that he and Pence, still governor of Indiana, had saved more than 1,000 jobs.

But when Seth Meyers took “a closer look” at the Carrier story — from the first commitment made by Trump on the campaign trail to the deal itself — he found the president-elect was “lying his ass off,” as a labor leader at the furnace plant put it.

Meyers also helpfully explores the hypocrisy of right-wing media figures, from Stuart Varney and Sean Hannity of Fox News to Rush Limbaugh, who shrieked about the dreaded “socialism” of President Obama’s auto bailout (which actually saved a million-plus jobs) – but praised Trump and Pence for their $7 million state payoff to Carrier. And he demonstrates what happens when Trump “lies his ass off,” which isn’t exactly unusual.

If you prefer truth, it’s still available on Late Night.

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