Seth Meyers took ten minutes of his show Wednesday night to offer an emotional message of hope, tempered with humor. Remember, it’s okay to laugh a little bit, even if right nothing seems all that funny.
“Based on my pattern of being wrong about every one of my Donald Trump predictions, he’s probably going to be a great fucking President,” Meyers said to cheers and applause. “Let’s just hope this trajectory holds.”
Late night hosts shine and offer levity in times of consuming national darkness. Jimmy Fallon brought Donald Trump on his show and pandered to him like he wasn’t a dangerous fascist dickbag. Jimmy Kimmel lacks the bite. James Corden, bless him, might not have the range. Meyers is stepping up to the plate and doing a solid job thus far.
“I do really feel for the parents who had to explain this to their kids this morning,” he said. “Because a lot of them, like me, thought Hillary would be our first woman president, but she won’t be. But that does mean someone’s daughter is out there right now will have that title...The fact is we don’t know who you are, but I imagine this moment today will be a defining moment for you. And whoever you are, I hope I live to see your inauguration.”
“I’m hopeful that he’s not actually racist, that he’s just used racist rhetoric to court voters,” he said of Trump (same), before ending his bit by congratulating Putin and telling the orange asshole that he and his Late Night staff would be watching his ass for the next four years.