'Twelve days into your presidency, the part of me that can be surprised is dead,' says the 'Late Night' host

By Nick Romano
February 02, 2017 at 04:28 AM EST
NBC

Late Night host Seth Meyers mocked President Donald Trump‘s nominee for Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, on Wednesday, likening the live television broadcast at the White House to a reality show.

“These decisions are important,” said Meyers. “Americans only like reality shows because they have nothing to do with reality. No one would enjoy The Bachelor if it had real-world consequences: ‘Oooh! If he gives her the rose, abortions will be illegal.'”

Leaning into Gorsuch, a judge at the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver, Meyers noted that people should’ve expected women and minorities to be out of the running. “It was always gonna be a white guy,” the host argued, “and Neil Gorsuch looks like the silhouette Facebook gives you when you don’t have a profile picture yet.

Meyers also compared him to former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. “Next to Neil Gorsuch, Merrick Garland looks like Soul Brother No. 1,” he said.

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He is, however, sympathetic to Garland, whose nomination was never voted on by the Senate. “This is like the final scene of Rudy, but instead of putting him in the game, the coach just points at him and says, ‘Rudy, go f— yourself.'”

All things considered, Meyers is no longer surprised by Trump’s actions. “Twelve days into your presidency, the part of me that can be surprised is dead,” he said. “If you had nominated a rabid bat in a judicial robe, I would have said, ‘That tracks.'”

Watch the clip above.

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