Meyers' "Closer Look" segment touched on Trump's alleged anger.
Seth Meyers isn’t the first late-night personality to refer to Steve Bannon as “the real president” of the U.S.: Daily Show host Trevor Noah, The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert, and the cast of Saturday Night Live also had fun at President Donald Trump’s expense. But as word got out that Trump allegedly demoted Bannon’s role in the White House due to his frustration over those President Bannon claims, Meyers didn’t let up.
“Oh my God. Donald, I am so sorry. I never would’ve called Steve Bannon the president if I knew it hurt your feelings so much,” he said. “And this is terrible timing but I guess I shouldn’t have commissioned that official presidential portrait of Steve Bannon and certainly shouldn’t have asked for this photo to be mocked up of Bannon sitting at the desk in the Oval Office while you play with blocks and pretend to build your wall. I’m so sorry.”
Later, after Meyers dug into Bannon’s alleged feud with Ivanka Trump’s husband Jared Kushner and Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Late Night host mocked Trump’s response to Fox and Friends with another President Bannon jab. Mimicking Trump’s voice, he said, “In fact, I can’t wait to hear how the meeting [with Jinping] went when the president gets back,” showing a photo of Bannon. “Last one, that was my last one, sir.”
Watch Meyers in the “Closer Look” segment above.