Seth Meyers: Steve Bannon is 'a white nationalist and an anti-Semite'
Last week, after Donald Trump’s surprise election victory, Seth Meyers said would remain “hopeful” for Trump’s administration, but promised to “be watching” the president-elect in the event of missteps. On Monday’s episode of Late Night, Meyers found his first one: Steve Bannon.
“Well, we gave him a chance. Bye, chance! Thanks for stopping by! Good to see you chance!” Meyers joked during his Closer Look segment.
Bannon, who was hired as Trump’s chief strategist, is the former CEO of Breitbart News, a site that has promoted sexist, racist, and anti-Semitic stories and is a key part of the alt-right movement.
“A quick side note to everyone referring to Bannon as ‘controversial:’ He’s not ‘controversial,’ he’s a white nationalist and an anti-Semite,” Meyers said about Bannon. “Don’t talk about him like he’s pineapple on pizza.”
Meyers added, “And just to give you a sense of how extreme Breitbart is, the website recently accused President Obama of importing more hating Muslims, compared Planned Parenthood’s work to the holocaust, called Bill Kristol, the conservative commentator, ‘a renegade Jew,’ and advised female victims of online harassment to just log off and stop screwing up the internet for men.”
“How are women screwing up the internet for men?” Meyers joked, adding in a mock tone, “I’m trying to watch my pornography, but they keep showing me recipes.”
Watch the full clip below.