Seth Meyers chatted with John Oliver of HBO’s Last Week Tonight about the runaway success of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, Oliver’s bestselling book about Vice President Mike Pence’s gay bunny.
Oliver debuted the book at the end of a segment of his show regarding Pence’s homophobic views. Oliver says the project evolved “on the quiet.”
The book has hit #1 on Amazon’s best seller list selling over 180,000 copies leading not only the Pence’s bunny book (#4) but also James Comey’s upcoming A Higher Loyalty (#2).
Also available is the audio book read by a list of luminaries like Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jim Parsons, RuPaul, Ellie Kemper, and John Lithgow and features a white-haired stink bug character that looks awfully familiar.
You can find the book on Amazon here. All proceeds from the book go to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.
Seth Meyers addressed the recent news that President Trump attempted to fire Robert Mueller just weeks into the Special Counsel’s investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. According to sources, White House legal counsel Don McGahn threatened to quit if Trump moved forward in firing Mueller.
Meyers was in prime form as he ticked off the latest news from Trump Land.
• “Amazing. Trump is mad that he’s being investigated for obstruction of justice so his plan to get out of it is to obstruct justice. If Trump was the captain of the Titanic, his plan would be to hit a second iceberg.”
• “Why does he keep going out of his way to interfere with the investigation? There are two possible answers.”
“One, he’s guilty. Or two, he asked the FBI director for a pledge of loyalty, he asked him to stop his investigation into Michael Flynn, fired the FBI director, admitted he fired him because of the Russia investigation, bragged to the Russians that he did it because of the Russia investigation, pressured the attorney general not to recuse himself, pressured the heads of the intelligence agencies to intervene and tried to fire the special counsel who took over the Russia investigation…because he’s innocent?”
• Meyers also touched on reports that Trump called Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe (now pushed out of his job) the day James Comey was fired. Trump was angry that Comey flew home to Washington DC on a federal plane.
During the call, Trump “turned on McCabe, suggesting he ask his wife how it feels to be a loser—an apparent reference to a failed campaign for state office in Virginia that McCabe’s wife made in 2015.”
Said Meyers, “You told him to ask his wife what it’s like to be a loser?! You should ask your wife what it’s like to be married to one!”
Seth Meyers is not suffering President Trump lightly after the Donald stunned the country at a Tuesday afternoon press conference asserting that the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, should be blamed on “both sides” — alt-right white supremacists and counter-protesters.
From a segment titled, “Breaking Crazy,” the Late Night host went after the Trumpster:
“President Trump gave a press conference this afternoon that can only be described as clinically insane. You know that list of side effects at the end of a pharmaceutical ad? He apparently has all of them.”
“Normally when someone is talking that level of crazy, Batman crashes through the ceiling and punches him.”
Late Night with Seth Meyers’ “A Closer Look” segment ticks off pretty much every funny thing to laugh about Donald Trump this week.
From fawning Fox News hosts to that now-infamous “fake news” TIME magazine cover that hangs in about 8 Trump golf clubs, plus Trump butt-boy Sean Hannity making sure the world knows about that secret dossier that “talked about Trump, at a Ritz-Carlton, in Moscow, with two prostitutes urinating on his bed.”
Late Night with Seth Meyers takes a closer look at the political crisis in North Carolina, where Republicans sought to strip power away from the incoming Democratic governor before he takes office.
After Republican Gov. Pat McCrory lost his reelection bid, the GOP controlled North Carolina legislature voted to reduce the new governor’s powers drastically. “That’s like losing a bet,” the Late Night host said, “and paying with Monopoly money.”
But hey – it’s not all bad. The incoming governor still gets the keys to the mansion and a ballroom!
Seth Meyers takes “A Closer Look” at Donald Trump’s recent outreach to African-American and Latino voters.
Meyers notes that even though Trump has a “well documented history of stoking racial resentment and attracting the support of white nationalists,” the thinking must have been he could “overcome all that by going to a church in Detroit and awkwardly swaying back-and-forth like a dad who brought his kids to a Demi Lovato concert.”
Meyers noted how before entering the presidential race, Trump previously supported an assault rifle ban and expanded background checks — far from the standard Republican unwillingness to disagree with any part of the NRA platform. However, on the campaign trail Trump has been promising that as president he would be unapologetically anti-gun control.
“Trump’s ham-fisted attempts to pander to gun owners were apparently enough to sway the NRA, which announced its endorsement of him Friday,” said Meyers. “You might think, ‘How can an organization that is devoted to defending second amendment rights back a candidate who has been so inconsistent on that issue?’