“This is where the Trump administration and Republican party are at,” said Late Night host Seth Meyers on Monday. “Whining about cartoons and Legos while sending secret police to gas moms and vets and arguing that slavery was a, quote, ‘necessary evil.’“
The U.S. is continuing to play moral limbo, straining just how low it can go before completely collapsing. As Meyers notes, more Americans believe the U.S. is on the wrong track than at any previous point of Trump’s presidency — which says a lot considering his approval ratings have been consistently low.
The entire country is enduring substantial fear and uncertainty right now. So, to reassure the populace, Trump’s White House condemned both the alleged cancellation of cop-themed children’s cartoon Paw Patrol and Lego’s halt on selling their City Police Station set.
“They really think Americans care about Paw Patrol and Legos. I guess they figure if you’re out of work and quarantining at home to avoid the deadly virus they failed to stop, you need something to keep you entertained.”
Of course, as is now widely expected from the Trump administration, its information was straight up wrong, with reports of Paw Patrol and the Lego Police Station’s demise greatly exaggerated. Lego merely stopped advertising their City Police set, but never pulled it from sale. Similarly, Paw Patrol has not been cancelled, with the show even tweeting a correction after the White House’s statements.
“So the Trump administration got fact checked by a children’s cartoon,” said Meyers. “At this point, it’s not long before Arthur shows up to a protest with a sign that says ‘F#@! Trump.'”