Seth Meyers was back on the air Monday night following a week-long vacation, and picked up pretty much right where he left off: by bashing Donald Trump.
During Meyers’ Closer Look segment on the final stages of Trump’s presidential campaign, the Late Night host paid particular attention to the GOP nominee’s Saturday speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
“After weeks of flailing from one controversy to the next, Trump tried to get back on track with a major speech on Saturday in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the site of Abraham Lincoln’s famous address during the Civil War,” Meyers said. “Trump’s campaign said the event would feature a series of major new policy proposals, and the speech was a chance for Trump to finally rise above the fray and come across as presidential, and he definitely did not do that.”
During the speech, Trump blasted the women who have accused him of sexual assault, calling them “liars” and threatening legal action against each person. “Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign. Total fabrication,” Trump said. “The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”
The fact that Trump focused so much on his accusers and the media — and not on policy, as his campaign teased — was not lost on Meyers. “So basically, Trump did worse at Gettysburg than the South did,” Meyers joked of Trump’s address. “Trump giving a speech at Gettysburg only made sense if it was also the location where Abraham Lincoln was caught on a hot mic before taping an episode of Access Pennsylvania.”
Watch the full segment below.