Seth Meyers rips Donald Trump in blistering takedown

After recent polling showed that Donald Trump is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for the White House, late-night TV host Seth Meyers has criticized the former president in a blistering takedown.

In most polls, Trump is either ahead of or tied with President Joe Biden, even though the Republican has been preoccupied with a number of ongoing legal issues. These include a $250 million civil bank fraud trial in New York and 91 felony charges in separate cases. Trump has denied any wrongdoing and repeatedly called the cases against him part of a political witch hunt. Newsweek reached out to representatives for Meyers and Trump for comment via email Tuesday.

Despite these potential distractions, Trump seems focused on what he is going to do if he becomes president in 2024. A recent New York Times article said that his team is putting together plans for immigration raids and mass deportations. This includes “preparing to round up undocumented people already in the United States on a vast scale and detain them in sprawling camps while they wait to be expelled.” These claims have not as yet been independently verified by Newsweek.

Trump also plans to weaponize the Justice Department to seek revenge against his critics, “with the former president naming individuals he wants to investigate or prosecute.” This is according to an article from The Washington Post.

In response, Meyers took to Monday’s “A Closer Look” segment on his show Late Night With Seth Meyers to denounce Trump—and he didn’t hold back.

“F*** this dip****, racist doofus who thinks he can swoop in and set up a dictatorship in 2024, despite having, like, nine sets of handcuffs on him,” Meyers said during the program.

Seth Meyers sits and points at Trump’s picture during “Late Night With Seth Meyers” on November 13, 2023. Recent polling has indicated that the former president is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president, but the comedian tore into him.

The late-night host pointed out the legal issues Trump is facing, which he believes highlights the contender’s disrespect of the judicial system. Meyers said: “It’s not surprising to learn that Republicans don’t have much respect for the judicial system these days, because, while Ohio Republicans were plotting ways to overturn their state’s new abortion-rights protections, their frontrunner for the GOP nomination was throwing temper tantrums in court about the civil fraud trial that threatens to wipe out his entire business empire.”

Meyers added that he believes Trump has too many obstacles standing in the way of his desired presidential comeback. “First of all, he’s surrounded by moronic criminal goons like Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon, who can barely string a coherent sentence together without simultaneously committing a crime,” he said.

Another problem Meyers thinks Trump has is the fact that the former president is sharing his plans with “increasingly and openly fascist rhetoric.” Meyers referenced a speech made by Trump on Saturday, Veterans Day, which was intended to honor the men and women who have served the country.

“In honor of our great veterans on Veterans Day, we pledge to you that we will root out the Communist, Marxist, fascist, and the radical thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our country,” Trump said.

To which Meyers responded: “That was supposed to be in honor of veterans?… Dude, you’re a former game-show host. You’re the next General Hux [an evil Star Wars character]. Usually, veterans want to hear something like, ‘We will honor your sacrifice,’ not ‘We will root out the vermin from within.'”

Meyers concluded by cautioning viewers that Trump “is very much planning on completing his authoritarian takeover if he wins in 2024, and it’s clear he’s got the support of the Republican Party.” Trump is leading President Joe Biden in five key swing states ahead of the 2024 presidential election, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll of 3,662 registered voters published this month.

Nevertheless, Meyers told the audience that the former president “is a big sweaty moron who can barely string three words together and sometimes he dances on stage like a guy in the locker room who’s trying to towel off his b*** s***.”