Trump and Phil Robertson Freak Out About "Socialism": A Closer Look

Am 8 Feb 2019 veröffentlicht
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump freaking out about the Democrats running for president.
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Trump and Phil Robertson Freak Out About "Socialism": A Closer Look- Late Night with Seth Meyers

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  • Trump is right about that though

  • Socialism is one of those scary words the right uses to scare their base into falling in line, just like liberal, leftists, soros, etc. Plus i love how the cultists always know how to boo on cue, almost like there are signs that says "boo" and "brainlessly cheer".

  • Its true good things happen and bad things happen when the internet came out

  • In the rest of the world, red is the color of socialism. Like red tie, red hat, etc.

  • It’s really sad that even politicians don’t know the difference between socialism and a dictatorship. Being free to die isn’t freedom. I’m free to purchase a yacht, have children, and fly to the moon, but since I can’t afford any of them, all that freedom is as worthless as tits on a bull.

  • and also may I add income disparage we keep thinking and $35,000 or $45,000 a year is enough to pay people for job that do require skills and they just keep that foot in these people's back and not really pay them a true livable wage according to what I economy is said to let's be realistic that's what they mean not socialism from 1945

  • first of all they're not talkin about General socialism they are talking about regulations on companies who abused their position of power in certain States because they got overall economic stability of those dates and cities we need to stop trying to use these World War II words in order to scare the hell out of people

  • MAGA, DONALD TRUMP'S 2020! God Bless Our President!


  • The peddlers of religions are Jealouse that modern medicine works better. at saving people.

  • WOW people like Phil Robertson still existed in 2019...STUPIDEST!

  • When a comedian grins all the way through his monologue, that's a sign he realizes he's delivering bad material and hoping his personae will make a difference.. If Mr. Fallon were half as funny as he believes he is, he'd be twice as funny as he is. Of all the late night hosts, he's he's the least funny as a person and the worst interviewer.

  • This country has gone to hell in a hand basket.

  • Booker. 2020

  • He can't place two words togheter that actually make sense. What a fucking clown.

  • I just don't understand how healthcare for all Americans is considered such a bad thing.

  • Nice, a bunch of middle-aged white men cheering because in the US, everybody is free and the government isn't dominating. Meanwhile, pro-choice activists are attacked by the very same politicians and the people that vote for them.

    • Important detail: A bunch of middle aged white _rich_ men cheering. Of course somebody to whom the expense of a check-up visit or even surgery is a lot less of a problem than income and property tax will cheer at "your taxes stay low".

  • Phil Robertson didn't say He doesn't care about people getting sick, He said it isn't governments job to give everyone healthcare and basically Fining people for not having it is STUPID. Try reading the Bible yourself and realize people who follow the Bible still sin and do evil or dont adhere to what the Bible says. Bible NEVER ONCE SAID TO PRAY TO MARY, yet look at Catholics building a whole religion on that! and then CALLING THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS. Christian means Christ like and Jesus prayed to God his father not mary. Religion ruins the BIBLE , READ THE BIBLE, BELIEVE IN JESUS AND FORGOT RELIGION!

  • This isn't even funny.

  • I heard they couldn't find any Russian collusion? Seriously? After two years of investigations and nothing? Well I'll be damn, Trump was right the whole time..... HA HA HA HA HA HA HA F-you demorats HA HA HA HA HA HA

  • "America's potential is unlimited ... because our extraordinary people are just ... something that is number 1." He said this. It has been recorded. This has become part of _history._ _World history_ What he said will never go away. It will never be undone.

  • Lamers bruh. Can't you say something funny or is it beyond your capabilities?

  • my healthcare is jebus

  • " Well we all know ring worm isn't deadly" WOW. WOW.WOW. What is it going to take for all these religious conservatives to realize they are being PISSED ON!!!!!!

    • Is he the same guy who pointed out that "most of those people going on about children in cages don't have children themselves, that proves they're just pretending to care" ? Come to think about it, isn't that the network that habitually points out how much DT cares about the "forgotten people" and their darling little socks? Honestly, I'm from a country where a comment like that usually leads to a minor sh*tstorm, the network apologizing and that jerk either apologizing, loosing his job or both. DT is one thing, but comments like that being acceptable is just ... it's frightening. Honestly, it is. If not giving a damn about the avoidable suffering of yout own neighbours becomes socially acceptable, things don't get any better from there.

  • Stalin and Lenin were socialist. Fine upstanding individuals, great role models for the children.

  • Yay to socialism!!! A form of economic thought that has fostered so much death and destruction in the past 100 years you have to be a complete moron to think otherwise. "But muh free college and muh free health care, derp!" You mean the things hidden beneath billions more in increased taxes? It is seriously scary how many of you still think socialism is the cure.

  • Where did the Statue of Liberty come from. Maybe it was a gift from France. Hmm. Is France a scocialist country?

  • Phil Robertson, great comedy.

  • Look at all those white man clapping...

  • I take it this is the unwilling to work crowd

  • Phil Robertson is a garbage person.

  • When you take away the burden of paying for basic healthcare from your citizens and their employers you free up time and revenue for other things. It's like welfare: it allows people to more easily recover, bounce back or take more job opportunities (and therefore risks). The current system in America is hamstringing capitalism in the long term, what most 'socialists' want is those basic safety nets and protections which can then augment a capitalist economy. Problem is American corporate bastardisation of capitalism is opposed to the notion of long term investment and long term gains. They forgot the 'well-regulated' part of the 'well-regulated free market' and the reasons for it: to protect the market from it's own excesses.

  • Is it me of Americans are getting dumber faster than before? The average American is not educated enough to understand socialism, proofs are everywhere on DE-tv.. It is just a people who is not interested in thinking by themselves, they prefer to listen rich people telling them socialism is bad because they don't want to share their money, then because Americans can't think they believe it, its a circle!

  • Ummm Stormy had to pay him... more fake news!! Asses

  • Mr. Jojo...First of all..Why add Tommy Tutones "867-5309" without "Jenny" to your douchey name? Second...You must have sat in your political science class with your head up your ass because you make about as much sense with your rant as a speech from Sarah Palin...But hey,at least you're doing stuff and that's what counts.

  • OMG're fadorable!

  • Level the playing field DE-tv where's the conservative view points? Or are you all getting biast like the rest. Boycot DE-tv??????

  • Socialism means it needs its Wards of the State to survive and that is not US. Never was, Never will be lofos.

  • I just can't get through an entire episode with that laugh track.

  • 8:47 Uh, Phil Robertson was gifted with another form of "healthcare" not so much by god but by U.S. Patent Law. His family owns the patent to those damn duck whistles, and appear in TV shows because of it, so... yeah. He's born 1%-er who masquerades as a hick.

  • "Breadicare for ALL!"... ;)

  • Blorp.

  • Phil “the pill” Robertson for president. Best duck for cover

  • "Hillbilly Gandalf" :D

  • Mnuchin needs his ass whooped

  • It is a shame there are so many people who do not understand the differnce between Dictatorships/Fascism and Democratic Socialism. Which is Fair for all. Not giving the wealthy/elite tax breaks. Same thing goes for Manufacturers, they do not want to do away with their Tax Breaks. They are all greedy gluttonous Pigs. I believe the GOP enjoys watching the People of the USA, suffer. Shame on them all.

  • "setting fire to a bush" ... kinky

  • Does he speak for early on the tv show squidbillies

  • Trump as US president, is like when you meet the boyfriend of your sister... come on you can do better than this...

    • The best our country had to offer, and damn if he isn't still alive and kicking. I only gave him a year considering what happened to JFK.

  • Phil dedicates his life to one book he's knows really nothing about. Jesus focussed on nothing of this world but instead on one message. Love one another. I think Phil has his books mixed up. He's actually dedicated his life to Atlas Shrugged!

  • stop talking to them ducks you are what you eat

  • Trump says he's opposed to "modern day slavery"....yet he's still "hiring" undocumented immigrants for his properties......and (as in this video demonstrates) Trump is yet again not paying people for their work....AND he's now refusing to reimburse people who were out of work and struggling during the TANTRUPM SHUTDOWN. Take a look at this video.....Trump is now sinking to a new low. Trump Refuses To Pay Contractors Again ...

  • Why don’t you talk about there was no Russian collusion. Admit you were wrong that it was a witch-hunt.

  • The problem with Americans using the words "socialism" and "communism" is that each has been abused, mauled, trampled, and changed over time by so many different news agents that each has become a competely unrecognisable term. So to start off a discussion about socialism and communism you usually SHOULD start with exchanging definitions about what each individual partaking in that discussion believes socialism and communism to be. As that is not done in most cases, the term 'socialism' or even worse (gasp) 'communism' has become a scare word for republicans, and somewhat of a misued term for democrats. It's similar to the boogey man for reps, and some amorphous undefined term somewhere between a utopia touched by the slippery grasp of pornography, and a lush, verdant green meadow covered in cow patties for the dems. It get's really strange when Americans claim that most of western Europe is socialist. As a 49 year old German I can tell you, I KNOW, not suspect, believe, or claim, but KNOW how socialism looked. It was the German Democratic Republic, or the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR) that had ONE form of socialism. As a German living in the Bundesrepublik (the Federal Republic of Germany) I traveled to the DDR, and our family had friends and distant relatives there. That was what socialism meant. We were lucky to finally get rid of it in 1990 with the reunification. What is currently around in Europe has about as much to do with socialism as a burger has to do with breakfast cereal. Both are foods but they are distinctly different. Rather, both systems are socio-economic systems. Socialism in one of its many definitions is a socio-economic model that desires ALL means of production to be held by the workers. Not unionized workers, but simply NO one alone has the right to own a company. Period. For that, the government institutes rigid controls over ANY means of production, centralizes all control over it, and controls most aspects of distribution and sales, up to and including sale price for most products. What currently is around in most of Europe are some more or less social ASPECTS institutionalized BY the government, but not CONTROLLED by the government. Such as a healthcare system (not free, no, because someone HAS to pay for the costs, but the cost is spread among all people), unemployment benefits, etc. What we DON'T have is a centralized government that controls sales prices, distribution, ownership of private property, yada-yada-yada. You know, all the shebangs usually attributed to 'socialism'. So, please, dear Americans, please be so kind and learn to differentiate between Socialism, and social care. They look the same, but there are very significant differences. Just for your own good, learn those differences. It will make you look a lot less ignorant when you talk to someone who has seen socialism in its true and ugly form.

  • After having my gallbladder removed in Canada: So how much do I owe you? Hospital: Nothing Me: YOU MONSTERS! GIVE BACK MY FREEDOM!

  • That Trillion tax cut Republicans passed for the wealthy and Corporations was what?. Subsidies to Corporations that took jobs over seas is what? Capitalism. Billions in subsidies for a corporation to hire a few hundred people is what? Capitalism? LOL

  • Republicans are triggered by hot words like socialism, communism, and Obama.

  • 8:14. This is what white supremacist America looks like. Extremely revolting!!!

    • I can picture that mother, daughter, sister , first cousin fucking cocksucker with a bullet hole in the middle of his forehead!

  • It's bad enough that Fox so-called "news" puts these freaks on air, but to give them futher credence you do the same at NBC.

  • It all comes down to Wall Street funding the Republican fat cats who benefit off of private health insurance. Insurance is legaized rape. I can't answer my phone without someone trying to insure my 15 year old washer and dryer. You know am well when thewasher and dryer breaks , your going to havea hard time finding a repair man to fix it for $80.00. same with health insurance.

    • Somebody had best inform Jeff Bezos.

  • 3:30. Low and behold the smirking face of the most egregious corporate lackey/anti-American, Retropublican asshole...Tim Walberg right in the middle of the shot!!!

  • Guess Phil Robertson would trash any form of science that would show us how to make the human form God gives us more able to do his work - to be miracle workers like Jesus and help the lame walk, the blind see, the wounded, ignored and poor become whole, empowered and self-sustaining. There is a difference between men like Pat Robertson who have the wherewithal to afford health care and others who don't, just based on the amount of money they make and, now, the amount of taxes they pay on their profits. Where in the Bible has Jesus told us, showed us, asked us to privatize the profits for the few and socialize the costs to the many? Old Robertson needs to think about Jesus's reactions to the money changers outside the Temple in Jerusalem. Or has he missed that important message? False prophets, friends. False prophets.

  • It seems that the right conflats socialized healthcare with socialized healthcare insurance.

  • There can be no doubt that Fred Trump said to Donald... You're my ace boon coon, You're my pride and joy. You're a stupid motherfucker (soon to be daughterfucker?), But you're still my boy.

  • I thinkI improved the internet a little by asking Chris Hayes if it´s really necessary to say "Thanks for watching MSNBC" three times as loud as the video, and they changed it. So I´ll ask you "What?" Your videos are so quiet, if I want to hear what you say I have to turn up the volume a lot. That makes your ads so loud that I buy everything just to be left alone.

  • I'd bet he takes his animals to the vet when they get sick or injured.

  • "Breadacare for all!" _cue "Sanders does not approve your joke" face_

  • It's funny that he is so worked up about socialism, but he openly embraces communists

  • DONT FORGET: dumbass republicans think socialism is bad (they dont know what the difference between socialism is and democratic socialism since theyre addicted to unchecked capitalism which has destroyed the USA), but love having the highways (government provided), food stamps (government provided), public schools (government provided), and all these other things the GOVERNMENT provided to the people democratic socialism is coming (it's what europe has) ...and republicans better adoptit for get out of the way 8:45 of COURSE fox "news" would have a nutjob redneck dumbass who cant afford actual decent clothing with nothing to talk about who is a racist homophobe bible-thumper to talk about something he has no business talking about...whats with christians and being incoherent idiots who bastardize the bible to justify racism and sexism and not caring for the sick or poor ? is this your thing? they do realize there is no heaven or hell and god is NOT real right???

  • Ignorance of the bible is a point in Trump's favor. I've read it, it's a mostly boring but hideously depraved book of primitive, violent nonsense about a god who so loathed mankind he spent the first part of the story constantly killing people until finally wiping out nearly all life on the planet. Part two is more primitivism and nonsense where the god comes to earth as a human, (interestingly, as a miracle worker no-one outside of the bible has ever heard of) and allows himself to be nailed to a stake and killed, then comes back to life after a few days and returns to his home in heaven never to be seen again. It is risible drivel.

    • +Doug Ballou "Worship" is NOT freedom, worship is servility. Worship of a character of such repugnant viciousness as the Abrahamic god is just plain stupidity. As for "hurting anyone", it was less than three hundred years ago that these god fearing bastards were still burning old ladies alive. Cheers

    • Freedom of worship, you are catching on. Just don't sacrifice any pets, or hurt anyone, ok?

  • Did anybody else notice he pronounced Scourge wrong?

    • Son of a b**** I literally just typed my original comment right before he said it

  • The interesting thing is, people who speak out against Socialism are those who don't know what socialism is! When I tell them Socialism is the Fire Department, Police Department, military, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the roads we drive on, parks we visit, side walks we walk on, and thousands of other services that most people use and never question it. Next time you hear a person condemning Socialism, ask them what Socialism is, and listen to the Fox News or other right wing media talking point they were brainwashed to hate and put down, then tell them the services that are covered under Socialism and see the expression on their faces.

  • We're already socialist, Republicans are trying to demonize a word and a lifestyle Americans have been living for centuries. Socialism isn't taking away everything somebody else has and dividing it up amongst everyone, it's everyone paying their fair share. We have schools, police stations, national parks, fire stations, hospitals, post office, etc...that's socialism!!! They also want to scare us with AOC green house proposal, by blowing the details of that way out of proportion, at least it's an idea!! A plan, what's Trump's plan?? A lot more hate, racism, and indictments. We have to get serious about the Future, global warming is real, for the first time EVER, it snowed in Hawaii..I mean cmon

  • But you, sir, sure as hell are part of a government controlling whether federal workers work/get paid or not. Go figure.

  • Most have zero knowledge about socialism.

  • The reason he thinks the internet is the main cause of human trafficking is because that's where he ordered the First Lady!

  • Social democracy not democratic socialism.

  • This is great just forward all your medical bills to God. Thanks Phil Robertson!

  • Ugh.. that first joke. Reading the Bible doesn’t make you a better person, if anything it does the opposite. “Hey I like this, I think I’ll tell my kids that they better like it too or that they will burn in Hell for eternity”. Fucking come on, it’s 2019... Scandinavian countries have nearly completely done away with religion- Because they are smart and don’t let their parents’ views cloud their judgment.

  • Why would he be freaking out when he has a 52% approval rating right now!! I know my husband and I were not counted in your poll and we were for Trump!!! I seriously doubt you have his IQ of 158.. You are true smuck of a reporter.

  • The core belief of the GOP, is that the act of getting and staying rich, justifies ANY other act- taken or untaken.

    • Divide and conquer works with the weak minded. Partisan fool.

  • Let Muslims in, they will finish what Hitler started.

  • Yes, I agree seth, Cortez many should do there HOMEWORK before spouting off on socialism no jets in the sky tearing down ALL the buildings to make them energy efficient. Wow Really people TODAY THE DAY TO START THINKING 32 trillion price tag on these wanted costs I HAVE AN IDEA AND IVE DONE MY HOMEWORK ON THIS COMMENT YOU PAY FOR IT THEY CAN TAX YOU MORE SUPPORTER. BAH BAH BAH SHEEP MUCH

  • Phil Robertson must have eaten to much dead duck, especially ducks that were shot with lead shot, and he thinks lead shot is little extras in the meat to make it more tender. The man is brain dead, to late for him, no “gods” are going to want him on they’re side, or in their duck boats.

  • Bill Clinton settled and hushed several rape cases

  • This is how low Donald trumps iq is 👇

  • I would like to see multi millionaire Seth Myers get 75% of his income taken away and a 75% property tax implemented on his house and property. And toss in a 50% luxury tax while were at it. That would only be federal, not including state taxes.

    • +Patrick Daniel He will probably be put in supreme leaders cabinet for propaganda along with Hollywood and the state media. That means he will be one of maybe 500 that has access to the internet.

    • He can also proposed for a lot of rebates for his childcare and his wife.

    • I don't see Seth being paid a lot for this. That's why he has to do shows and stuff. Maybe he will take home 10 million a year just like any nfl player so he won't get the 70 proposed rate

  • Venezuela was awesome

    • +Cody L yeah you can get emergency care for free and you are immediately taken care of. While elective will make you wait for a short bit of time

    • +Patrick Daniel Can you not get emergency care today?

    • +Cody L and oh it's called elective so you order and pay in line. Since it's not urgent you are not prioritized if it's urgent you will get to the ICU one way or the other in Canada.

    • +Patrick Daniel Never heard of them. I guess killing millions through starvation/slaughter of dissidents weighs heavier on the mind. All your doing is spreading the money made through capitalism. Its gonna run out of money. Especially if I don't have to work to receive necessary means to survive. I do not have to contribute anything to society and I am taken care of. Americans are lazy as is, just think about the massive amount of people who will try and use this opportunity to stay home and do nothing. This by definition causes rations. Do you want your healthcare rationed? How about the amount of water and electricity you use? Sorry, but I moved out of my mom's basement awhile ago, and I don't ask for allowance to get by without her. I don't need the government to replace my parents and tell me when and where I can use the money they gave me this week. At least it would stop those pesky Canadians from getting elective surgeries down in the states. It would suck if our system were like lasik eye doctors, where there is competition and cost of surgery drastically reduced by technological innovation (faster, quicker surgeries, less costly equipment). If there is no desire to reduce costs, expect the technology to stagnate, along with quality.

  • Neo liberalisme is communisme. If a billionair gets bankrupt he will be bailed out payed by the people. This is communisme! In socialsime this would never be possible....

  • Nearly every country has socialized medicine except America and 600000 Americans go bankrupt every year due to medical bills . Dont knock it until you try it trump

  • So Health care is a humanitarian virtue that operates on the assumption that people are empathetic, Thus we can comprehend and experience the pain and disturbance having an illness can cause. As empathetic beings relieving preventable suffering should be a valuable and rewarding ambition, But people have different virtues they live by, In a capitalistic social structure people who covet accumulating personal wealth are rewarded with power and influence, They may hold and revere different virtues, but they are empathic people all the same. The access to basic health care should be a basic human right. Now, how do we convince the people that have influence($$) that investing in Health Care is a banging/profitable idea?

  • Socialism is evil unless it’s farm subsidies, oil subsidies, bank bailouts, or excess weapons orders. Then, it’s freedom.

    • So you don't like the socialist way, you are catching on.

  • “I’d rather drink a gallon of vodka and inhale dog farts than listen to Phil Roberston’s two brain cells collide.” ~ god

  • If I'm not mistaken the Fox anchor that interviewed the beardy guy has MS. So I wouldn't be surprised if he would advocate some kind of insurance coverage for everyone if he could.

  • Fox and Foolz with a man that tricks ducks for a living and rambles about things .


  • Lol, Tammy Baldwin won by a landslide. And we're bringing it in 2020.

  • Seth's Bernie impression is great!

  • In my opinion seth you can start by paying in with your 70 percent taxes to show how dedicated you are. Your worth a cool 12million dollars seth what's 70 percent of that. Well believer show us and start that band wagon and give till it hurts. Socialism Lol, lol, lol. Right. Talk is so cheap

    • Edumacation time! 70% tax on income collected only AFTER making $10,000,000 in a year. So *only* numbers coming *after* $10 million is taxed 70%. It's important to listen and read carefully before falsey, and quite frankly embarrassingly, spouting out misinformation.

  • Free, free. Free. Free. In my opinion It's time to wake up now it's only a dream. Wake up free no its not free. I'm not sure where you think this money is going to come from Let's start with everyone that thinks socialism will work you can start by giving 70 percent of your income this APRIL 15th tax day. That will show how dedicated you really are. So you all that want this you start ok. Put up or Shut up

    • 70% tax on income collected AFTER making $10,000,000 in a single year. It's important to listen and read carefully before falsey, and quite frankly embarrassingly, spouting out misinformation. I'm sure you don't earn that much in a year, but I KNOW that you benefitted from public education. Imagine, taxpayers paying for children to go to school. Socialism! An abomination! Look, soooo many countries also apply these tax-paid systems to health care: Canada, most of the Scandanavian countries. It's weird, at this point in your adult life, that you defer to ignorance and choose not to become informed on the FULl STORY.