Seth Myers examined the Trump University case in his latest edition of “A Closer Look” on Monday’s Late Night.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s real estate seminars from 2005 to 2010 are at the center of his latest scandal. The federal judge overseeing Trump’s fraud case is Gonzalo Curiel, and in recent days Trump has highlighted Curiel’s ethnicity, accusing the judge of bias based on Trump’s stated plan to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. “Some have called Trump’s attacks racist, while others have called them very racist,” Meyers said.
The host went on to explore what is known about Trump University, including questions of how much involvement Trump actually had to internal company documents calling the whole thing “a scam.” But Meyers saved his most biting mockery for Trump’s attacks on Curiel. Sure, Jimmy Fallon is usually the NBC late-night host who does Trump impressions, but Meyers isn’t too shabby either.
“I also think there’s a conflict of interest because as a judge he’s naturally prejudiced against liars and con men, which is unfair to me,” Meyers said in his best Trump-like voice.
Meyers then laid into Republican leaders like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, who endorsed Trump as their party’s nominee for president and now find themselves being asked about his comments. After publicly waffling for some time, Ryan actually endorsed Trump on the same day Trump’s racist comments about Curiel first broke.
“Poor Paul Ryan,” Meyers said. “Paul Ryan’s like a guy who’s having a party and his friend calls and said, ‘Hey, can I bring my dog to your party?’ And Paul Ryan says, ‘No, because your dog will take a dump on my rug. And he says, ‘No, I promise he’s house trained now,’ and Paul Ryan says, ‘I don’t know, man.’ Then the friend says, ‘Please,’ and finally Ryan says, ‘Fine,’ and long story short, Paul Ryan is at a West Elm right now buying a new f—ing rug. Republicans can’t pretend to be shocked or offended. This is who Trump was well before this latest outburst, and this is who they’re lining up to support.”
Watch the clip below.