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Seth Meyers slams Virginia governor’s response to racist yearbook photo

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After a racist photo on his 1984 yearbook page surfaced on Friday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam was called on to resign. So, he held a press conference to prove he’s not a racistIt didn’t go well.

It was almost too easy for Seth Meyers, who took “A Closer Look” at the controversy on Monday, and in particular, the governor’s backtracking on whether the image of a man wearing blackface, and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood, actually featured him. 

After apologising for being in the photo, Northam later changed his story, claiming he knew he wasn’t in it. Why? He pointed to another time he wore blackface, when he performed a Michael Jackson routine in a dance contest. Really. Read more…

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Seth Meyers absolutely slams Trump’s rejected shutdown offer

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Feeling a little lost on where we’re at with the longest government shutdown in American history?

For “A Closer Look” on Monday, Late Night host Seth Meyers unpacked Donald Trump’s (undeniably breathy) speech about the shutdown, and his rejected deal to end it — and land that $5.7 billion for his border wall.

As Meyers points out, Trump’s deal which offered limited protections for young, undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers — more specifically, three-year extensions on DACA and TPS protections — was rejected by Democrats and hard-line conservatives alike. And as Meyers put it, the offer wasn’t the most solid proposal. Read more…

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