Seth Meyers mocks Donald Trump: He thinks ‘bigot’ is a compliment because it has ‘big’ in it
Seth Meyers slammed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday’s “Late Night” for employing a strange and unsuccessful schoolyard style campaign strategy of “I know you are but what am I?”
Clinton slammed Trump for his association with the racist alt-right, while Trump tried to turn it around and claim that Clinton was the real racist — and he would be the best and biggest candidate for African American and Latino voters.
“There is a difference, though,” Meyers began. “Hillary is using facts and evidence to document Trump’s history of stoking racial resentment. And Trump might think ‘bigot’ is a compliment because it has the word ‘big’ in it.”
He went on to imitate Trump saying that he wasn’t just a “bigot” but a “hugeit.”
While the two candidates are fighting it out over racism, they’re also preparing for the upcoming debates. Clinton is poring over briefing books and rehearsal with top debate coaches. “So, just your laid-back classic Hillary,” Meyers said, mocking the overachiever. “It sounds so intense I wouldn’t be surprised if she was hooked up to a bunch of computers with steroids being pumped into her veins like Ivan Drago. When she shows up to the first debate to shake Trump’s hand she’s going to be like—” and he showed a clip of “Rocky” where Drago says “I must break you.”
Trump, on the other hand, is preparing by summoning his counselors to his New Jersey golf course on Sunday for chats over bacon cheeseburgers, hot dogs and glasses of Coca-Cola, according to a Washington Post story.
“On top of the KFC and Taco Bowls if Trump doesn’t get the job of president may I recommend Prilosec spokesman?” Meyers joked about the candidate’s notorious proclivity for fast food and greasy dishes.
According to The Post, Trump tends to echo the words of the last person to whom he spoke. “That explains why Trump recently opened a press conference by saying, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore. I want to go home to Slovenia,'” Meyers joked, showing a photo of Melania Trump.
If predictions are accurate, we could all be in for quite the night of television. Trump is reportedly treating the debates like a reality show. “He wants to be a showstopper at the Roman Colosseum, the main event at WrestleMania,” WaPo reported.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s advisor John Weaver described debate prep last year as like a NASCAR driver preparing for a race knowing one of the drivers would be drunk. “And if you think drunken race car driver isn’t exactly what Americans want in a president, don’t worry, because Giuliani thinks Trump has an advantage,” Meyers continued, showing a clip of the former mayor saying the bar is so low he’s likely to clear it.
“That’s right, Trump’s biggest advantage is how low the bar is currently set,” Meyers began. “Basically, as long as he doesn’t walk on stage, take a whiz on the side of the podium and make up a story about how Hillary robbed him at gunpoint, he will exceed expectations,” as a photo of scandalous Olympian Ryan Lochte flashed on screen.
The other thing we know about Trump’s debate strategy, “no matter who it is, he will complain about the debate moderator. In fact, he’s already started to complain preemptively, saying, he wants to make sure the moderator is fair to him,” Meyers teased. The bipartisan commission on debates is taking the comments seriously too. They had planned to announce the moderators by late August, but that’s now been pushed off to Sept. 5 because it’s taking them longer to find individuals immune to accusations of bias.
“Look, guys, don’t bend over backward for Trump. The only way he won’t complain is if he gets to moderate the debate himself,” Meyers continued, making up a potential question about Clinton’s secret illness and why she loves ISIS.
VP candidate Mike Pence is looking for someone to play rival Tim Kaine, but Meyers suggested he simply go to Home Depot and grab a sheet of drywall. The VP debate will be about as exciting as a WWE match followed by ‘Prairie Home Companion.’ “You might as well hold the debate in an abandoned shopping mall with a racoon as the moderator,” Meyers closed.