As Donald Trump’s campaign rallies continue to provoke violence around the country, Seth Meyers told his audience it’s still imperative to crack jokes about the Republican presidential frontrunner at every turn.
“No matter how extreme Donald Trump gets, and how serious the potential outcomes are, we have to continue to mock him,” Meyers said during his “A Closer Look” segment on Monday’s episode of Late Night. “Calling him a racist or fascist is important, but doesn’t seem to rattle him. Remember, though, he’s also a huge narcissist, so I suggest passive aggressive signs that chip away at his ego.”
Meyers’ suggestions for Trump signs included, “I’m sorry you look familiar, where do I know you from?” “Have you gained weight?” and “What is your rage compensating for?”
“That would hurt Trump’s ego way more than being called a fascist, because he hates being laughed at,” Meyers said. To illustrate that point, the host showed footage from the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where Meyers was emcee and mocked Trump from the stage. “Donald Trump often appears on Fox, which is ironic, because a Fox often appears on Donald Trump’s head,” Meyers joked at the time. Trump, in the crowd, did not laugh.
“That was five years ago, and he still eggs my house every morning,” Meyers joked on Monday. “They’re the best eggs. He Faberge eggs my house.”
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Meyers added that Trump has even said that “a lot of people have laughed at me over the years… now, they’re not laughing so much.”
“That’s his goal: to not be laughed at,” Meyers said. “Which is why we can’t stop. It is possible to take him seriously and also remember he’s a clown. Yes, he’s a dangerous clown. He’s a clown with a knife. But at the end of the day, he’s still a f—ing clown.”
Watch the segment below.