Democrats take control of the house: a closer look

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Seth takes a closer look at Democrats winning back control of the House of Representatives tonight for the first time in eight years, putting Trump’s agenda in serious danger. » Subscribe to Late Night:  Get more Late Night with Seth Meyers:  Watch Late Night with Seth Meyers Weeknights 12:35/11:35c on NBC. LATE NIGHT ON SOCIAL Follow Late Night on Twitter:  Late Night on Facebook:  Late Night on Tumblr:  with Late Night on Google+:  Night with Seth Meyers on YouTube features A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy, and topical monologue jokes. NBC ON SOCIAL  Like NBC:  NBC:  Tumblr:  Pinterest:  Google+:  Instagram:  Take Control of the House: A Closer Look- Late Night with Seth Meyers Night with Seth Meyers
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FirestoneX
FirestoneX

Trump was in my town the other day.... I left. I really don't know what's wrong with people. How can anyone support that baffoon? It's not even about politics, he's just a horrible person.

2018-11-08
spelunkerd
spelunkerd

I remember when Obama lost the house, and the Republican speaker at the time said that the primary goal of Congress was to obstruct anything proposed by the sitting President. It was disgusting to see the focus of Congress was to force gridlock, to dismiss all ideas that came from the executive, and to refuse to work together to find common ground and solutions. One only needs to examine what years of work by the Republican congress achieved when they finally had the opportunity to propose a health care plan that was better. They looked around as if to say, 'nobody said that was going to be on the test!'. Now fast forward to the Trump situation, and the shoe is on the other foot. As much as it is tempting to do the same thing to Trump, bigger minds need to rise to the occasion. Politicians come and go, but the great ones are those who prove themselves capable of making lasting change even in the face of adversity.

2018-11-08
djisar
djisar

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2018-11-07
Matthew Campling
Matthew Campling

Greetings from London where everyone I know is ecstatic that Democrats took back the House. We weren't expecting anything good to happen - don't forget we've had Brexit over our heads since 2016. Today has been the first day of the end of Trump. Couldn't happen to a more deserving candidate. Sleep happy tonight, Democrats!

2018-11-08
Richard Calf
Richard Calf

Jesus Christ I am sick of hearing donald trump speak.

2018-11-07
Alan Heath
Alan Heath

It's going to be like Nixon. He got reelected and then impeached. Couldn't we save time and impeach him now?

2018-11-07
favabeans22
favabeans22

Super proud to be part of history out here in Colorado!!!!!

2018-11-08
Ansa Seppalainen
Ansa Seppalainen

SEE YA SCOTT WALKER!!! I feel safe in Wisconsin for the first time in 8 years <3.

2018-11-08
Rhinelander
Rhinelander

Denmark has the highest taxes in the world, and is also ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world... FFS America...

2018-11-07
RobbyOnTheWay
RobbyOnTheWay

There are still too many stupid people in the U.S. who vote Republican! Some never learn! The stupidest country with a lying president!

2018-11-07
B Daizy
B Daizy

I really wanted Beto though....

2018-11-07
Andrew Todaro
Andrew Todaro

I’m glad at the results of the house victory for the Dems. I feel a little better with the knowledge that there will be checks and balances in our government as the founders intended, rather than a monopoly party control.

2018-11-08
Jake Barton
Jake Barton

I wonder how many of those Trump supporters standing behind him can actually afford their own health care without government subsidies 🤔🤔🤔

2018-11-08
ElusvOptmst1
ElusvOptmst1

Hurrah for the blue wave crew! The Democrats will have to stay focus and remain diligent to get these GOP traitors and right wing lunatics out of our government. I can't wait to see Mueller and his associates handcuffing these bold- faced liars and criminals. Strip these GOP puppets of their citizenship and assets then send them straight away to their ex-KGB leader Putin. Kick them out of this country or lock them up for life! Look at these people cheering, are they drugged? Its shocking. Foolish people.

2018-11-08
Ian Andreasson
Ian Andreasson

Dude in the crowd seriously has a "drain the swamp" poster? After all the people he put in.. h.. how? Just.. goddamnit. How. Brainless sheep, seriously.

2018-11-08
Hammad Ali
Hammad Ali

Man, I can't believe that chode, Ted Cruz, won.

2018-11-07
Don Post
Don Post

IT'S MUELLER TIME !!!!!!!

2018-11-07
Ms Sunshine
Ms Sunshine

I’m chanting 25 years to life

2018-11-08
Jeffrey Evans
Jeffrey Evans

:O hannititty LIED ! i guess he's HIRED !

2018-11-07
wachamakolit1
wachamakolit1

Sean Hannity another pathological liar😤

2018-11-07
Hopeful Hyena
Hopeful Hyena

I mean, a ripple can defeat pillars.

2018-11-07
Don Post
Don Post

Hitler had his Goebbels. Trump has his Hannity.

2018-11-07
Andreas Köhler
Andreas Köhler

What should be rather worrying is that many US voters accept the total lack of competence and morality in their mentally ill president and his nepotistic government because of short-term focus on money and strong xenophobia. No, the US is not the leader of the western world. It is its greatest roadblock in solving the real issues of the 21st century.

2018-11-07
Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels

The Democrats won't do to Trump what the Republicans did to Obama. They will "work with him", and screw us all over. So long as they keep working for corporate donors.

2018-11-07
Organic Fantasy
Organic Fantasy

When the crowd started chanting 'four more years' my atoms shriveled up in fear.

2018-11-07
Klara Stern
Klara Stern

I can't get over the people still praising Trump.. I mean.. c'mon... how ignorant has one to be?! It's just irrational bullshit, that makes zero sense... how can these people stay alive?!

2018-11-07
vee dee
vee dee

I feel like Mr Burns waiting for the dems subpoena trumps tax returns. Muhuhuhuhuhuhuhahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa...............aaaaa!

2018-11-08
Robert
Robert

and then Trump and the Republicans immediately started threatening the Democratic party saying that if they would attack Trump there would be consequences. What a bunch of losers.

2018-11-07
megahappy2beme
megahappy2beme

They yelled 4 more years for Nixon too and he served 2 of them.

2018-11-09
kizzy salahuddin
kizzy salahuddin

Thumbs up! Love you Seth!

2018-11-07
Greg J. Hedlund
Greg J. Hedlund

It's amazing, when you look at the TV it appears like people are really against Trump, but then the election happens and it's clear that there are a lot of people who still vote for him. As an outsider to the country I find it amazing - you guys know he's a complete buffoon right?

2018-11-07
Nick Lang
Nick Lang

Donald Trump feeds off of negative energy. He is not going to be better President because of this.

2018-11-08
Michael Hood
Michael Hood

When Trump goes to the bathroom Sean Hannity follows

2018-11-07
michardav
michardav

Trump is going to double down..there's going to be more violence.

2018-11-08
Aditya Waghmare
Aditya Waghmare

Honestly can't believe that there is 51% Population who still support Trump How Many dumb americans are there ?!?!?!

2018-11-09
Michael Bond
Michael Bond

You do realise? Having Democrats controlling the House, will give Trump all the excuses he needs for failing! I can hear it now, It's all the fault of the Democrats.WAAH WAAAH!

2018-11-07
Eddie Villegas
Eddie Villegas

Trumpy big mad.

2018-11-08
Robert Gaudet
Robert Gaudet

You couldn't play the Price-is-Right ba-da-dada, ba-da-dada, ba-da-dadada-dadada-dadada-ba-da-dada over Sean skipping onto the stage?

2018-11-07
teenygozer
teenygozer

If the Republicans hadn't indulged in gerrymandering and voter suppression, the blue wave would have been a tsunami. Conservatives cannot win unless they cheat, and several have been caught on tape bragging about it.

2018-11-08
Night Raven
Night Raven

Look at all the NPC's :O

2018-11-08
Nick30468
Nick30468

I wish there was a way to give trump supporters, and only trump supporters, trump. clearly they don't care about results, they just want the guy. so let them have the guy and all the consequences that come with it, why do they have the drag everyone else down with their lack of understanding of basic cause and effect? We're trying to act like this is a political debate and that there's a "divided america" but the reality just comes down to trump supporters just want trump without any understanding of what's going on. it's just blind support. would be nice if we could build them a fake cardboard whitehouse they could go play pretend adults in while everyone else on both sides of the political spectrum could go back to debating and hashing out real policies.

2018-11-08
Fat Basterd
Fat Basterd

Yeah keep dreaming guys! I'll believe it when I see it.

2018-11-07
RUssian puPPet
RUssian puPPet

Impeachment

2018-11-08
Emily E B
Emily E B

It's hard to know how to feel about these results. I'm glad the dems took control of the House, and here in Iowa we flipped a couple of seats from red to blue. However, also in Iowa, the walking pond scum that is Steve King got reelected again, and a self-hating, anti-choice, healthcare-destroying woman was elected governor. Sigh.

2018-11-08
Hayley S
Hayley S

Beto/Bernie 2020

2018-11-07
LovinLife
LovinLife

Trump and the Republicans blamed the Democrats when the Republicans controlled all 3 branches of the government, so of course they will blame the Democrats since they won back the House. 1st on the list will be the following: When the American economy crashing under Trump's Tariff/Trade War. Trump and the Republicans will blame the Democrats, followed by Trump being re-elected in November 2020. Because the Republican will use their proven method of winning elections, which is voter purging and suppression, broken ballot machines, closings of polling placing, "disappearing/lost' absentee ballots, limiting early voting days and hours. Also the Republican base has a history of voting against their best interest in favour of punishing a specific groups of people based on the Republican Politicians' hate filled propaganda? Until there is something done about the Republican rigging the elections in their favour by purging and suppressing voters, using broken ballot machines, losing absentees ballots, closing polling places and limiting dates and times for early voting the Republicans will continue to have the power to give the themselves and the rich more tax cuts, end protections for pre-existing conditions, cut Medicare and Social Security, as well as keep the fire of hate until it burns out of control into another American Civil War.

2018-11-08
Linen Gray
Linen Gray

I am not worried about Mueller. I remember Cox, Richardson, Ruckelshaus and the Saturday Night Massacre. If you do not know your Watergate history do some reading and feel better. Try and get rid of Mueller, just try. Just wait till the White House insiders start turning on Trump like they did to Nixon.

2018-11-09
GrahamChapman
GrahamChapman

Considering all the pro-Republican gerrymandering, voter suppression and hacking vulnerable "malfunctioning" (read: rigged) voting machines, I think it's safe to say that this was _indeed_ a blue wave... it's just that the GOP have rigged the system so heavily that it cannot even be called "democratic" any longer, and so the democrats cannot win even when they actually _do_ win... and, for some reason, the democrats just bend over and let the republicans screw them over like that... Seriously, people, are you that oppressed?

2018-11-08
DanSk451
DanSk451

It's not even surprising to hear a Drumph crowd chant "Four more years" when literally, to the day, re-election would be six. Seriously, not one of those idiots, ON STAGE with a microphone, interrupted the trained seals and corrected their grade 1 math skills. That is a perfect snapshot of America right now. This weak Democrat showing was the indicator. America overall is willing to sacrifice its moral standing, any integrity that hasn't been obliterated in the last 2 years on the international stage. Will the House exposing Donny for what he really is, even matter?

2018-11-07
danny crytser
danny crytser

damn! we wish Media would stop stating that current economy is "awesome", and "roaring" along... Its as though as long as theres no recession; its "very successful". Temporary false Wall St bubble due to stock buy-backs financed by selling out future citizens, make claims of "great" economy appear valid; but is there new pavement, upgraded bridges, cleaner Air & Water? New schools and hospitals? Has our National Debt been paid off? Loans bought back from China? and Russia?? Do we all have guaranteed affordable medical Care??? Is higher-education now affordable for my child? Have my wages been substantially increased? Have we been able to recover our home & savings lost to Bush-Republican-Wall St economic-crash of 2007/8??? When the reply to these Qs is YES; we'll agree, the US economy as awesome... 'til then calling this "US Economy great" is serious Bullshit.

2018-11-07
Greg Hill
Greg Hill

I swear to God I thought bush was the worst president in history I stand corrected there's never been a president like Donald Trump the man is a liar and don't give a s*** about minorities or the working class, working people I hope them Trump tax cuts really helped you a bunch, oh wait a minute them tax cuts wasn't for you

2018-11-07
Frank Jones
Frank Jones

Thank you Seth, as well as Steven Colbert for standing up for the truth.

2018-11-07
KendrixTermina
KendrixTermina

i hope theyll actually use that power instead of playing at concilliatory BS

2018-11-08
Ben Beasant
Ben Beasant

Is this a comedy chat show or a party political broadcast?

2018-11-08
Joe Public
Joe Public

Worst President in the History of the Universe.

2018-11-07
queenwyntir
queenwyntir

I would love to see Beto run for president in 2020. I think, with the groundswell he encouraged in this campaign, that he could really ride that momentum through to the next election.

2018-11-08
mr. goodwill
mr. goodwill

why can't the good normal republicans and dems come together. we need to stop letting the extreme crazies on both sides divide us. just the crazies are loud and looking for a fight but most of us just want everything good for everyone.

2018-11-08
jose sevilla
jose sevilla

I bet Trump tells his supporters that he doesnt have a butthole. Its a joke from the movie The Interview

2018-11-08
Gabriel Moline
Gabriel Moline

It’s good. Still, the dems have been nothing but a joke, a whipping boy, laying down like little wimps. Let’s see if they got anything to them. Dump and the redumplicans will murder there own children and mothers to further the evil. Let’s just see if the lameocrats can finally find their uteruses, and craft intelligent solutions to this amazing display of dictatorship.

2018-11-08
Sauron Merciful
Sauron Merciful

Voter suppression of African American votes is totally unacceptable, especially in Georgia, this has to be taken to court. 70% of African anerican id voter registration was deliberately delayed how can this be still tolerated in a democracy.. When are white predominant so called left wing media going to start protesting against this, why does it have to be the NAACP alone that will investigate. This is why Democrats dont do well. Republicans right now as heinous as they are do every miserable trick in the book to ensure white votes prevail but Democrats do nothing to defend contenders in their own party with serious issues as voter suppression.. I'm white and getting sick and tired of so called left wing msm, but as soon as it gets to elections, not one word on voter suppression of African Americans. When we keep quiet we are as bad as the racist supremacists and im not accepting that

2018-11-07
urbanlounger
urbanlounger

To my Southern neighbours, one house at a time. 2018...House of Congress...2020...White house. Keep making your vote count. Im cheering for the Donkey...slow and steady, but will always get there.

2018-11-08
Ochre
Ochre

Good job. We still have the Senate, Supreme Court, a majority in governors, and ...oh yea thats right the presidency.

2018-11-08
norbacsam
norbacsam

Trump is a sore loser... and is obviously very very frustrated on the big loss of the House control to the Democrats… hahaha. Watching him melt-down is priceless...

2018-11-08
kimberly s
kimberly s

We won the House! WE HAVE SUBPOENA POWER! WE CAN PROTECT MUELLER!

2018-11-07
Jesse Devries
Jesse Devries

I find it hilarious that no trump supporter actually comes to watch seth and his show. I think it's because most republicans are allergic to these disgusting things known as " facts" and "The truth". Literally, maybe that's why trumps skin is so orange, poor guy is having an allergic reaction every time someone calls him out on his hypocrisy and lieing.

2018-11-08
Pupax
Pupax

Please do not use mutant as a negative description of someone. Mutants are symbols of people who are or feels different than the norm. Mutants rocks.

2018-11-07
The Long Khan
The Long Khan

Hopefully a piano falls on hannity, AND Limbaugh.

2018-11-07
Rambling Rose
Rambling Rose

Trumpty Dumpty and Pantsy antsy Hannity are two peas in a pod! They deserve each other.

2018-11-07
Merlin D. Wizzard
Merlin D. Wizzard

Proof that fox news is state controlled propaganda.

2018-11-07
Deja Voodoo
Deja Voodoo

I want the names of every Trump supporter.. for research purposes

2018-11-07
testest
testest

what movie is that at 4:12?

2018-11-07
Virtual Media
Virtual Media

Trumps first actual accomplishment

2018-11-08
How to Save a Billion
How to Save a Billion

All Obama did was bail out the corrupted banks instead of our fellow americans losing their homes. The banks are the ones that collapsed the economy. They should pay!

2018-11-07
NevadaBoss
NevadaBoss

A "ripple" you say? "Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance". --Robert Kennedy

2018-11-07
Christine Still
Christine Still

Democrats Control the House!! Sessions is gone already Didn't like him but Trump kept calling him "Mr. Magoo" !!! Trump is OLDER than Sessions (by 6 mos)

2018-11-08
Penelope Hunt
Penelope Hunt

Revolting nation

2018-11-08
Kenny Monsters
Kenny Monsters

This government was bought, sold and stolen for the past 242 yrs. All of you claiming that this is somehow going to change anything in this country are either blind, diluted or both. Democrat, Republican doesn't matter, they're all part of the same corrupt, self interested group and they keep us distracted from what's really going on by manufacturing lie after lie, because if we really knew what was going on we'd stop the fighting between parties, band together and overthrow them. So show up to your polls, feel like a winner for now when your team takes the election but know that the winner was decided by them and not you the voter. Drink up, another 2-4 yrs of stagnation of the human race is upon us. God Bless America...riiiiiiight 🇺🇸

2018-11-08
Newman Newmanz
Newman Newmanz

CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, NYT, WAPO, SILICON VALLEY, HOLLYWOOD, OBUMMA, OPRAH etc..supported DEMOCRATS. How is it TRUMP still able to win SENATE SEATS and lose not too many house seats compare to OBUMMA??

2018-11-09
chokinonashes61
chokinonashes61

Congrats to the Dems, shame the cheating GOP took Florida and Texas.

2018-11-07
Manny Garcia
Manny Garcia

Notice how all the republicans like being able to get covered by insurances now although having pre-existing conditions? I guess yall too stupid to realize when the democrats where the ones who introduced that legislation and the republicans kept fighting to not have it.

2018-11-08
DBSpecialist Robins
DBSpecialist Robins

TRUMP IS CRAZY! I still can't believe he is really president.

2018-11-08
geoff mcclelland
geoff mcclelland

"It'll stop republicans repealing Obama care" uhh republicans were already stopping republicans repealing Obama care

2018-11-09
David McConville
David McConville

I see a lot of people disappointed about Beto, especially in the media. But, this IS Texas we're talking about, the heartland of the GOP. The fact that Beto came close is in itself a small victory that still proves that progressive policies are the way to go if you're a Democrat. All this 'soft-Republican' nonsense the DCCC wants is just an excuse to be a corporate panderer with liberal flavouring. Be the party for working people.

2018-11-07
Robbie Backpacking
Robbie Backpacking

5:07 So true, Obama never had to brag about his job numbers. He just did his job.

2018-11-07
Arianna
Arianna

Listen to the way the literal PRESIDENT talks about HALF of the population of the country that HE'S SUPPOSED TO BE REPRESENTING. And the way that he's encouraging it in his followers?! I've never heard of a president who talks the way he does about his opposing party. It's like he wants the country to tear itself apart wtf!! Does he not realize how much power his words have? Does he think this is a big game? I'm honestly so sick of it!

2018-11-09
Rae Wilson
Rae Wilson

I so hope that the dems are not stupicd enough to elect Nancy as speaker. Most independents think about Nancy the same way they do Hillary. We need young new blood. Nancy may be a qualified person but even many dems don't like her. If the dams have a chance of holding the house and taking the senate say no to Pelosi

2018-11-09
Tim Lazar
Tim Lazar

Trump ate his tax returns.

2018-11-09
j g
j g

The proof of a fool is his own words. As soon as this clown goes off-script his blatant mendacity is exposed. Deep down this punk doesn't give a damn about anyone - except Little Donnie (and maybe Ivanka on lonely evenings).

2018-11-09
Scott Wallace
Scott Wallace

Finally, some really good news from US politics.

2018-11-07
drmorq
drmorq

Gin and Tacos 3 hrs On paper, Tuesday was a good day for Democrats. You're not sad because "The Democrats did badly." You're also not sad because Beto lost, or Andrew Gillum lost, or any other single candidate who got people excited this year fell short. They will be back. No, you're sad for the same reason you were so sad Wednesday morning after the 2016 Election. You're sad because the results confirm that half of the electorate – a group that includes family, neighbors, friends, random fellow citizens – looked at the last two years and declared this is pretty much what they want. You're sad because any Republican getting more than 1 vote in this election, let alone a majority of votes, forces us to recognize that a lot of this country is A-OK with undisguised white supremacy. You're sad because once again you have been slapped across the face with the reality that a lot of Americans are, at their core, a lost cause. Willfully ignorant. Unpersuadable. Terrible people. Assholes, even. You were hoping that the whole country would somehow restore your faith in humanity and basic common decency by making a bold statement, trashing Republicans everywhere and across the board. You wanted some indication that if you campaigned hard enough, rednecks and white collar bloodless types alike could be made to see the light that perhaps the levers of power are not best entrusted to the absolute worst people that can be dredged up from Internet comment sections running on platforms of xenophobia, nihilism, and racism. In short, you wanted to see some evidence that corruption, venality, bigotry, and proud ignorance are deal-breakers for the vast majority of Americans. Remember this feeling. Remember it every time someone tells you that the key to moving forward is to reach across the aisle, show the fine art of decorum in practice, and chat with right-wingers to find out what makes them tick. Remember the nagging sadness you feel looking at these almost entirely positive results; it will be your reminder that the only way to beat this thing is to outwork, outfight, and out-organize these people. They are not going to be won over and they will continue to prove that to you every chance they get.

2018-11-07
Sebastian Duran-Lopez
Sebastian Duran-Lopez

2:16 I hope they picked him cause he was the best choice, not just because he's openly gay... being gay doesn't make you good at your job.

2018-11-08
Least Epic Anon
Least Epic Anon

During Obama's presidency, Republican congressman refused anything Obama try to do. Now let's see what will Democrats do during Trump's prisdency, this will prove interesting, very interesting...

2018-11-09
Caden Smith Dunwoody
Caden Smith Dunwoody

Republicans for the win

2018-11-09
KingOfMadCows
KingOfMadCows

It was surprising how Hannity had to walk on stage instead of coming up from under Trump's podium.

2018-11-07
Joe User
Joe User

Unfortunately the Democrats will immediately forget about the past two years of Republican hardball. They will decide to extend the olive branch and work with Trump in a bipartisan manner. Of course Trump will string the Democrats along and then cut them off at the knees. In other words, the Dems don't have the spine to get tough with Trump or play hardball with the Republicans. The next two years will be wasted.

2018-11-08
Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse

Mueller time. Now trump will be answering to Pelosi and Cummings. One investigation after another.

2018-11-07
Mathias B.
Mathias B.

Even if they will publish his tax returns and it includes 1 million dollar to buy and then strangle puppies his supporter will not care. The only true thing he said in the last years was that he could shoot people without loosing any support.

2018-11-07
Wretch Gunk
Wretch Gunk

Pelosi said she will be bipartisan and another time she said people "dont want change" so get ready for two years of democrats helping to pass republican legislation

2018-11-08
A Lopez
A Lopez

Great for Congress now, so do your job and expose this Russian family and lock him up. Lock him up before Putin takes him out.

2018-11-07
Simone Jester
Simone Jester

Dude. Magneto is Jewish, and a Holocaust survivor.

2018-11-09