The host shredded his original script, which was written before Trump spoke
Celebrities, journalists, and late-night hosts have already shared their confusion over President Donald Trump’s press conference on Thursday. For Seth Meyers, the “batsh– crazy” event led him to shred his original Late Night script.
Meyers explained that for Thursday’s Closer Look segment, his team already had a topic and draft they felt good about — until Trump’s comments forced them to pivot.
“Then, Donald Trump held what can only be described as a batsh– crazy press conference that rendered this script completely meaningless,” he said as he brought out a shredder to destroy the script. “Bye, dead jokes.”
Meyers touched on many of the most cringeworthy moments of the press conference, ranging from Trump’s “ranting and raving” to his defense of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
He also pointed out Trump’s response to reporter April Ryan, who asked if the president will meet with the Congressional Black Caucus. Trump fired back at her, “Do you want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours?”
Meyers said, “It’s racist to assume all black people know each other. You don’t know all orange people. ‘Hey Donald, can you set up a meeting with Snooki and the Lorax?'”
Late Night airs on NBC at 12:35 a.m. ET.