During Monday night’s episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” the host continued his strong rhetoric against Republican President-elect Donald Trump.
While the late night shows were at bay, Trump got into a war of words with the cast and crew of the acclaimed Broadway musical “Hamilton.”
On Friday, Vice President-elect Mike Pence went to a showing of the musical, and a cast member called him out by name. Actor Brandon Victor Dixon told VP Pence that he hoped the new administration governed for all people.
The story was a blip on the news radar until Trump chimed in with negative remarks about how Pence deserved an apology. Like all Trump stories, it spiraled from there.
According to Seth Meyers, Trump’s response was bullshit. Meyers explained that it seems as if Trump drummed up some “Hamilton” controversy so a $25 million settlement with former students of Trump University went under-reported.
“Congratulations, America, we did it!” Meyers joked. “Our president will not have to go on trial before heading to the White House. It feels good to win again.”
Meyers critiqued Trump’s “apparent lack of separation between his business empire and his presidential transition.” He then explained how one of Trump’s hallmark personality traits was something that he criticized his presidential opponent for, but worse.
“You may recall that a common criticism of the Clintons was how they enriched themselves financially after leaving office,” Meyers joked. “Well, Trump is proving yet again that he is the anti-Clinton by enriching himself before he takes office. Twitter feuds may be fun, but we have to pay attention to what Team Trump is really up to…because they want us to be distracted.”