On Wednesday, Speaker of The House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi scored one in her standoff with President Donald J. Trump: She refused to back down on her demand that he postpones delivering his State of the Union address in the House chamber while most the government is shutdown. Even after Pelosi told him that he was not welcome to speak to Congress, he tried to move ahead with planning the speech anyway. Seth Meyers was impressed with her moxie:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to the White House today saying she will not allow President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address next week if the government is still shut down. Damn! If Trump really wants a strong wall on the Mexican border, he should build it out of Nancy Pelosi.
Meyers also took on Trump’s latest catchphrase, which he unveiled on Wednesday. He claimed that a wall at the southern border would make the USA safer:
President Trump this morning introduced a new slogan for his border wall, saying, ‘Build and wall and crime will fall!’’adding, quote, ‘Use it and pray!’ Which, coincidentally, was the slogan for his short-lived Trump-brand condoms.