Seth Meyers Shreds Weinstein, Trump in Epic Takedown of Powerful Men Who 'Bully' Women
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"We have a president who built his political career almost entirely on bullying," the NBC late-night host says.

Seth Meyers took a closer look at how powerful men in politics and entertainment abuse their power to "silence, bully or coerce" their victims, specifically calling out President Donald Trump and disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

"We have a president who built his political career almost entirely on bullying," the "Late Night" host said Thursday. "His campaign and now his presidency have been, in many ways, a performance of dominance -- a performance that is, in many cases, been explicitly misogynist."

Meyers pointed specifically to Trump's attacks on San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who POTUS claimed was absent from meetings regarding Puerto Rico relief and that she was "not a capable person."

"I'm sorry, she's not a capable person?" the comedian said. "What did you do after the hurricane? You took a week to even send FEMA, you reminded them about their deaths and then you showed up two weeks after that and chucked paper towels like a teenager in the break room at Costco."

"This is what male entitlement looks like," he added. "A woman of color literally wading through flood waters to help her constituents being attacked by a powerful man so incompetent he probably floods his own bathroom because he forgets to turn the faucet off."

Almost exactly a year ago, Trump tried to silence 12 women who accused the president of sexual harassment by threatening to sue them "after the election is over."

"And as we know, Donald Trump keeps all his promises," Meyers said. "But those women were sued and found guilty at a trial held right next to the finished Mexican border wall on the same day that Obamacare was repealed."

Meyers then turned his sights to Weinstein, who in the last week has been accused of sexual harassment by at least 25 women, three of whom alleged rape. The producer's explanation for his behavior was that he "came of age in the '60s and '70s when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different." One of his lawyers even described Weinstein as an "old dinosaur learning new ways."

"Dinosaurs don't learn new ways," Meyers said, eliciting cheers from the audience. "They go extinct."

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