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Seth Meyers to Trump: Rocket Man is 'not a diss, that's a cool nickname'

The ‘Late Night’ host takes a closer look at the president’s U.N. speech and the latest in the Russia investigation

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According to Seth Meyers, Donald Trump may be pushing for Kim Jong-un to be cast alongside Tom Cruise in Top Gun 2.

On Tuesday’s Late Night, the host used the beginning of his latest “Closer Look” segment to criticize the president’s nickname for the North Korean leader — but for a different reason than most.

“Why are you calling him Rocket Man?” asked Meyers. “That’s not a diss, that’s a cool nickname. You’re making him sound like a character from Top Gun.”

Then, he moved on to Robert Mueller’s continued investigation into the Trump administration’s ties to the Russian government. Meyers reacted to a former prosecutor speculating that the inquiry is similar to “how you’d go after an organized crime syndicate.”

“And that is so unfair,” he countered. “How dare anyone call the Trump administration organized? They’re basically running the government like a Roomba. ‘Yeah, we just go until we hit a wall and then go somewhere else, and we suck the whole time.'”

Watch the clip above.

Late Night airs weeknights at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC.