Seth Meyers’ Hilarious Response To Trump’s Washington Post Ban

For those jonesing for Jon Stewart’s comedic battles with Donald Trump, you’ll be happy to know that Seth Meyers has stepped up to the plate. This week, Meyers has outdone himself.

Meyers eviscerated the tangerine-haired one’s response to the Orlando shootings on Monday:

“When it comes to bigotry, Trump keeps upping his game. He’s like if Joseph McCarthy was exposed to gamma radiation and became a racist, orange Hulk but with tiny hands.”

Meyers proceeded to comically rip into Trump’s Obama’s-A-Secret-Muslim dog whistle response to the shootings and his subsequent decision to ban The Washington Post from covering his campaign after they called him out on it.

“By election day, the only media outlets that are going to be allowed on Trump’s campaign will be the National Enquirer and Rich Pricks Monthly.”

Then Meyers took a stand in solidarity with The Post and banned Trump from Late Night.

“You missed out, buddy. We could have gone to Coney Island and ridden The Cyclone in a segment we would have called, “Will His Hair Move?”

[…] Or better still, we could have driven around together while you yelled out the window at immigrants, in Carpool Scare-aoke.”

Meyers admitted that Trump has no desire to appear on Late Night. But, naturally, Mr. Thin Skin couldn’t let this slight go un-avenged. He told Variety:

“‘He has begged me to do the show for the last two years. I have told him emphatically ‘no,’ Trump said in a statement released by his campaign. ‘I only like doing shows with good ratings, which as everybody knows, I only make better (by a lot).'”

Actually, as Politico pointed out, Meyers’ ratings beat his competition as well as many of the cable news shows Trump regularly calls in to.

Meyers has since comically doubled down on his ban. And he came up with what he called a “generous offer” for Trump: Drop out of the race and he can play the role of president in a 13-hour NBC series (not yet approved by NBC suits).

“We can even, for you, write a scene where a judge just outright admits he’s biased against you because he’s Hispanic and that he’s jealous because he couldn’t get into Trump University and had to go to a lesser school – like Harvard.”

I’m not the only one who thinks Meyers is filling Stewart’s shoes. Raw Story has also noticed that Meyers’ bull***t detector is almost as good as Stewart’s.

Thank God!

Enjoy the two examples below, from “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

Featured image screengrab via YouTube


Ellen Brodsky is a long time blogger for and a contributor to Crooks and Liars. She has also worked as a researcher for Brave New Films' landmark documentary, "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism" and "Iraq for Sale."