Seth Meyers: ‘Trump Assumes Most People Would Lie to Get Out of Trouble Because He’s Always Lying to Get Out of Trouble’ (Video)

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” returned on Monday after a week off, and Meyers trotted out a pretty epic edition of “A Closer Look” to celebrate, focusing largely on the mounting unease in the Trump administration as Michael Cohen and Scott Pruitt face increasing scrutiny from federal investigators.

Meyers’ best zinger came right at the end, so we’ll start with that. Meyers looked at Donald Trump’s sketchy tweet thread from the weekend in which he denied reports that folks in his inner circle are afraid that Michael Cohen would flip on him if threatened with jail time, saying that he trusted Cohen’s loyalty. And also this: “Most people will flip if the government lets them out of trouble, even if it means lying or making up stories.”

“Of course Trump assumes most people would lie to get out of trouble because he’s always lying to get out of trouble,” Meyers said. “If the feds put pressure on him, there’s a good chance he’ll flip on himself.”

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Earlier in the segment, Meyers was discussing the apparent fear some Republicans have of being identified as associating too closely with the legally fraught Trump at this point.

“It’s no wonder some Republicans are running for the exits and distancing themselves from the president as Trump threatens to drag them down in November. Statistically speaking, anyone who gets too close to Trump has a good chance of being raided by the FBI. First the FBI raided Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Then the FBI raided his personal attorney Michael Cohen. At this point, even the kid who mowed the White House lawn is worried the FBI is going to kick his door in,” Meyers joked.

“Of course, Cohen is the one who orchestrated Trump’s hush payment to Stormy Daniels through a shell company and is now being investigated for bank fraud, wire fraud, and federal campaign finance violations. Now, with the Cohen investigation intensifying, Trump and his allies are out in public doing what any innocent person would do, freaking out about whether cohen is going to flip.”

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Cue a montage of folks on TV news having that conversation, culminating with a friend of Cohen on MSNBC saying that Cohen told him that he’d “rather jump out of a building than turn on Donald Trump.”

“Think about how crazy this is. Michael Cohen isn’t saying Trump is innocent. He’s saying, ‘I would never rat him out.’ It’s just taken for granted that Trump did something illegal. Like if your wife asked your best friend about your guys weekend at Vegas and he said, ‘Hey, bros before hoes,’ ” Meyers joked.

“But Trump’s closest allies apparently aren’t so sure Cohen will stand by Trump. Trump’s longtime attorney and personal friend Jay Goldberg publicly warned last week that Cohen would turn on Trump. Goldberg told the Wall Street Journal that he spoke to Trump by phone and told him, ‘Mike will never stand up for you.’ Goldberg added that even hardened organized crime figures flip under pressure from the government. Quote, ‘The mob was broken by Sammy ‘The Bull’ Gravano caving in out of the prospect of a jail sentence.’ And if Sammy the Bull flipped, you know Michael the Bulls— definitely will.”

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You can watch all of the “A Closer Look” segment from Monday night’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in the video embedded at the top of this post.

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“Late Night with Seth Meyers” returned on Monday after a week off, and Meyers trotted out a pretty epic edition of “A Closer Look” to celebrate, focusing largely on the mounting unease in the Trump administration as Michael Cohen and Scott Pruitt face increasing scrutiny from federal investigators.

Meyers’ best zinger came right at the end, so we’ll start with that. Meyers looked at Donald Trump’s sketchy tweet thread from the weekend in which he denied reports that folks in his inner circle are afraid that Michael Cohen would flip on him if threatened with jail time, saying that he trusted Cohen’s loyalty. And also this: “Most people will flip if the government lets them out of trouble, even if it means lying or making up stories.”

“Of course Trump assumes most people would lie to get out of trouble because he’s always lying to get out of trouble,” Meyers said. “If the feds put pressure on him, there’s a good chance he’ll flip on himself.”

Earlier in the segment, Meyers was discussing the apparent fear some Republicans have of being identified as associating too closely with the legally fraught Trump at this point.

“It’s no wonder some Republicans are running for the exits and distancing themselves from the president as Trump threatens to drag them down in November. Statistically speaking, anyone who gets too close to Trump has a good chance of being raided by the FBI. First the FBI raided Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Then the FBI raided his personal attorney Michael Cohen. At this point, even the kid who mowed the White House lawn is worried the FBI is going to kick his door in,” Meyers joked.

“Of course, Cohen is the one who orchestrated Trump’s hush payment to Stormy Daniels through a shell company and is now being investigated for bank fraud, wire fraud, and federal campaign finance violations. Now, with the Cohen investigation intensifying, Trump and his allies are out in public doing what any innocent person would do, freaking out about whether cohen is going to flip.”

Cue a montage of folks on TV news having that conversation, culminating with a friend of Cohen on MSNBC saying that Cohen told him that he’d “rather jump out of a building than turn on Donald Trump.”

“Think about how crazy this is. Michael Cohen isn’t saying Trump is innocent. He’s saying, ‘I would never rat him out.’ It’s just taken for granted that Trump did something illegal. Like if your wife asked your best friend about your guys weekend at Vegas and he said, ‘Hey, bros before hoes,’ ” Meyers joked.

“But Trump’s closest allies apparently aren’t so sure Cohen will stand by Trump. Trump’s longtime attorney and personal friend Jay Goldberg publicly warned last week that Cohen would turn on Trump. Goldberg told the Wall Street Journal that he spoke to Trump by phone and told him, ‘Mike will never stand up for you.’ Goldberg added that even hardened organized crime figures flip under pressure from the government. Quote, ‘The mob was broken by Sammy ‘The Bull’ Gravano caving in out of the prospect of a jail sentence.’ And if Sammy the Bull flipped, you know Michael the Bulls— definitely will.”

You can watch all of the “A Closer Look” segment from Monday night’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in the video embedded at the top of this post.

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Seth Meyers to Paul Ryan: ‘You Gave Us Donald Trump. You Should Have to Live With Him’ (Video)

The alleged Donald Trump pee tape was the big news on Thursday, for sure, but as keeps happening all the revelations from former FBI director James Comey’s memoirs broke late enough in the day that Seth Meyers couldn’t devote a whole “A Closer Look” to it. So while he did get in a couple great zingers about how this feels like it proves that the pee tape really is real, Meyers spent most of the segment on House Speaker Paul Ryan, who announced on Wednesday he won’t be running for re-election this year.

“No! You gave us Donald Trump. You should have to live with him,” Meyers exclaimed after playing the clip of Ryan making his announcement. “Come on, buddy. I mean, you can’t just clog up the toilet and then leave the dinner party. Stay here and get a plunger. Of course, for Paul Ryan this is the logical conclusion of his term as speaker. After all, he spent the entirety of trump’s presidency ignoring the damage Trump has inflicted on our political system and pretending not to even read his tweets or stories about him.”

As Meyers worked his way through lampooning Ryan’s performance over the past couple years and beyond, he expressed a particular distaste for the corporate tax bill that Congress passed at the end of last year, which Ryan said he had “been working on in my entire adult life,” an idea Meyers found ridiculous.

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“You worked on it your entire adult life? It literally had last-minute notes scribbled in the margins that no one could read. It’s like if I told my wife, ‘Honey, I painted a portrait of you for our anniversary and I’ve been working on it every day for the past 10 years,’” Meyers joked as this image came on screen:

“So Paul Ryan says he’s been working on this tax cut his entire adult life and yet when he tries to brag about the supposed benefits for average Americans, he bungles it. Like earlier this year, after Democrats said middle class taxpayers would only get crumbs compared to what corporations and the wealthy would get, Ryan retweeted a story about Hostess, the snack company, giving its workers free snacks as a result of the tax cut. Ryan added, ‘These are crumbs.’ Dude, you’re bragging that because of the tax cut people will get free Twinkies?” Meyers said, before illustrating exactly how ridiculous that was using the names of various Hostess snakes to make his point about how not-helpful that tax bill was.

“They want healthcare and a livable wage, what’s wrong with you? Let me put this in Hostess terms: if you’re bragging about giving away Twinkies while the deficit Snowballs, you’re a Ding-Dong. And that, is a Zinger.

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Meyers concluded his Paul Ryan bashing sesh with this quip:

“Ryan wants to be remembered as a serious intellectual, but in reality, he’ll be remembered as an accomplice to Trump — which is dangerous because trump is somehow becoming even more untethered if that’s possible.”

You can watch all of the “A Closer Look” from Thursday’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in the video embedded at the top of this post.

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The alleged Donald Trump pee tape was the big news on Thursday, for sure, but as keeps happening all the revelations from former FBI director James Comey’s memoirs broke late enough in the day that Seth Meyers couldn’t devote a whole “A Closer Look” to it. So while he did get in a couple great zingers about how this feels like it proves that the pee tape really is real, Meyers spent most of the segment on House Speaker Paul Ryan, who announced on Wednesday he won’t be running for re-election this year.

“No! You gave us Donald Trump. You should have to live with him,” Meyers exclaimed after playing the clip of Ryan making his announcement. “Come on, buddy. I mean, you can’t just clog up the toilet and then leave the dinner party. Stay here and get a plunger. Of course, for Paul Ryan this is the logical conclusion of his term as speaker. After all, he spent the entirety of trump’s presidency ignoring the damage Trump has inflicted on our political system and pretending not to even read his tweets or stories about him.”

As Meyers worked his way through lampooning Ryan’s performance over the past couple years and beyond, he expressed a particular distaste for the corporate tax bill that Congress passed at the end of last year, which Ryan said he had “been working on in my entire adult life,” an idea Meyers found ridiculous.

“You worked on it your entire adult life? It literally had last-minute notes scribbled in the margins that no one could read. It’s like if I told my wife, ‘Honey, I painted a portrait of you for our anniversary and I’ve been working on it every day for the past 10 years,'” Meyers joked as this image came on screen:

“So Paul Ryan says he’s been working on this tax cut his entire adult life and yet when he tries to brag about the supposed benefits for average Americans, he bungles it. Like earlier this year, after Democrats said middle class taxpayers would only get crumbs compared to what corporations and the wealthy would get, Ryan retweeted a story about Hostess, the snack company, giving its workers free snacks as a result of the tax cut. Ryan added, ‘These are crumbs.’ Dude, you’re bragging that because of the tax cut people will get free Twinkies?” Meyers said, before illustrating exactly how ridiculous that was using the names of various Hostess snakes to make his point about how not-helpful that tax bill was.

“They want healthcare and a livable wage, what’s wrong with you? Let me put this in Hostess terms: if you’re bragging about giving away Twinkies while the deficit Snowballs, you’re a Ding-Dong. And that, is a Zinger.

Meyers concluded his Paul Ryan bashing sesh with this quip:

“Ryan wants to be remembered as a serious intellectual, but in reality, he’ll be remembered as an accomplice to Trump — which is dangerous because trump is somehow becoming even more untethered if that’s possible.”

You can watch all of the “A Closer Look” from Thursday’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in the video embedded at the top of this post.

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Seth Meyers kicked off his daily “Late Night” monologue of quick hitters Wednesday night with quite a jab at Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who announced earlier in the day that he would not try to retain his seat in Congress in the midterm election this fall.

But Meyers didn’t stop with just a killer zinger — he also provided an illustration to go with it.

“House speaker Paul Ryan announced today that he will not seek re-election. I believe his exact words were, ‘squeak, squeak, squeak,’” Meyers said, as the following image appeared on screen next to him.

Oh, but he had another one for Ryan too.

“So now his family are the ones asking for thoughts and prayers,” Meyers joked, referring to the Republican’s regular offering of empty gestures after mass shootings while refusing to contribute to their prevention in any tangible way, like by promoting gun control legislation.

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The procession of digs from there went to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony, another important person in the White House quitting their job, and Donald Trump suspiciously tweeting about “fighting back” against an investigation into whether he tried to obstruct justice.

Here’s the Zuck:

“According to reports, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg sat on a four-inch-thick cushion to boost his height during his Senate testimony yesterday. Said Zuckerberg: ‘oh, no, that’s my wallet’. That’s right, Mark Zuckerberg sat on a four inch thick cushion during his senate testimony yesterday. ‘There was a cushion?’ said Jeff Sessions. ‘I find it very, very inappropriate that only some people get cushions.’”

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And somebody from the Trump administration named Nadia Schadlow quitting her job:

“The White House said today that deputy national security adviser Nadia Schadlow is resigning. This is how bad it’s getting in the Trump administration — the first time you even hear somebody’s name is when they resign. So long, Nadia, we’ll miss your characteristics that you probably have.”

And Trump’s troubling tweet about Robert Mueller:

“President Trump today criticized special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation saying there is quote, ‘No collusion or obstruction other than I fight back.” Hold on, ‘no obstruction other than I fight back’? Fighting back against an investigation is obstruction. That’s like saying ‘No infidelity other than I sleep with porn stars.’ Only Trump would try to obstruct justice and confess to it in the same tweet.”

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You can watch Seth Meyers’ “Late Night” monologue from Wednesday in the video embedded at the top of this post.

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Seth Meyers kicked off his daily “Late Night” monologue of quick hitters Wednesday night with quite a jab at Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who announced earlier in the day that he would not try to retain his seat in Congress in the midterm election this fall.

But Meyers didn’t stop with just a killer zinger — he also provided an illustration to go with it.

“House speaker Paul Ryan announced today that he will not seek re-election. I believe his exact words were, ‘squeak, squeak, squeak,'” Meyers said, as the following image appeared on screen next to him.

Oh, but he had another one for Ryan too.

“So now his family are the ones asking for thoughts and prayers,” Meyers joked, referring to the Republican’s regular offering of empty gestures after mass shootings while refusing to contribute to their prevention in any tangible way, like by promoting gun control legislation.

The procession of digs from there went to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony, another important person in the White House quitting their job, and Donald Trump suspiciously tweeting about “fighting back” against an investigation into whether he tried to obstruct justice.

Here’s the Zuck:

“According to reports, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg sat on a four-inch-thick cushion to boost his height during his Senate testimony yesterday. Said Zuckerberg: ‘oh, no, that’s my wallet’. That’s right, Mark Zuckerberg sat on a four inch thick cushion during his senate testimony yesterday. ‘There was a cushion?’ said Jeff Sessions. ‘I find it very, very inappropriate that only some people get cushions.'”

And somebody from the Trump administration named Nadia Schadlow quitting her job:

“The White House said today that deputy national security adviser Nadia Schadlow is resigning. This is how bad it’s getting in the Trump administration — the first time you even hear somebody’s name is when they resign. So long, Nadia, we’ll miss your characteristics that you probably have.”

And Trump’s troubling tweet about Robert Mueller:

“President Trump today criticized special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation saying there is quote, ‘No collusion or obstruction other than I fight back.” Hold on, ‘no obstruction other than I fight back’? Fighting back against an investigation is obstruction. That’s like saying ‘No infidelity other than I sleep with porn stars.’ Only Trump would try to obstruct justice and confess to it in the same tweet.”

You can watch Seth Meyers’ “Late Night” monologue from Wednesday in the video embedded at the top of this post.

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Late Night Hosts Bid House Speaker Paul Ryan Farewell

On Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made clear that he would not be pursuing reelection in the 2018 midterms. Long the butt of late night jokes, Ryan received a sending off in a similar vein. In Ryan’s honor, “The Late Show” prepared a compilation video of all of Ryan’s “most courageous stances,” which included […]

On Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made clear that he would not be pursuing reelection in the 2018 midterms. Long the butt of late night jokes, Ryan received a sending off in a similar vein. In Ryan’s honor, “The Late Show” prepared a compilation video of all of Ryan’s “most courageous stances,” which included […]

Timothy Olyphant Mocks Seth Meyers Over Their ‘Friendship,’ Claims to Have Directed ‘Titanic’

The “Santa Clarita Diet” and “Justified” star livened up the typical “Late Night” interview.

If Seth Meyers didn’t already have enough on his plate right now, following the very dramatic birth of his son on Sunday, he had Timothy Olyphant to contend with during Tuesday’s episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

While reviews of the Netflix series “Santa Clarita Diet” have been mixed, one consistent element is that Olyphant, who plays a harried realtor trying to keep his zombie wife under control, is consistently one of the show’s funniest qualities.

This might come as a bit of a surprise, given Olyphant’s legendary work on dramas like “Justified” and “Deadwood.” However, as seen below, Olyphant’s latest “Late Night” appearance once again upended what we expect from the standard celebrity talk show interview, from his introduction (which he deliberately disrupts) to his later claim to have won the 1998 Best Directing Oscar for the film “Titanic.” Most importantly, he challenges Meyers on the most important question of all: Are they really friends?

Watch the clip below to see what real “friendship” looks like, as well as enjoy Olyphant’s stories about what it was like to work with Billy Zane. “Santa Clarita Diet” Season 2 is streaming now on Netflix.

Seth Meyers: Trump’s New Strategy Is ‘To Act so Guilty the Feds Will Think He Has to Be Innocent’ (Video)

Seth Meyers brought back his “A Closer Look” segment on Tuesday after using his usual interlude segment on Monday to tell an amazing and heartwarming story of his wife giving birth in the lobby of his apartment building — you should watch that when you get a moment — but Meyers was back in full force with an epic segment last night about Donald Trump’s whole situation in the wake of the FBI raid of his personal attorney Michael Cohen’s home and office.

“It’s hard to imagine how Donald Trump can be in more legal jeopardy than he is right now. Basically, Trump has more legal problems than Conor McGregor and just as many concussions,” Meyers joked. ” And yet somehow things got much worse yesterday for Trump.”

Meyers then dove through the many levels of madness involved in the Cohen raid.

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“Just to recap: the FBI, an organization Trump has attacked for months, raided the office of Michael Cohen, his long time personal fixer, and seized tax documents, which he has repeatedly refused to release, related to campaign finance violations during the election involving Stormy Daniels, the porn star he allegedly had an affair with, on a referral from Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation,” Meyers said breathlessly.

“This is like the series finale of a TV show where they try to tie all the different plot lines together. ‘Oh, it’s Michael Cohen from season 1, what’s he doing in this episo– oh!’ If Trump ever goes on trial, they’re going to call characters from previous episodes into the courtroom like the last episode of ‘Seinfeld. ‘Oh, no, Anthony Scaramucci, what did I do to you?’ ‘No Mooch for you!’

Meyers then wryly described Trump’s angry Twitter response to everything going on Tuesday morning.

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“Of course when news like this breaks we can always count on our calm, rational president to react in a measured way and he once again rose to the occasion this morning when he got up bright and early and tweeted these reassuring words to a nation in turmoil: ‘Attorney-client privilege is dead!’ And then less than a minute later he added this helpful follow up, ‘A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!’” Meyers said.

“So the feds seized Trump’s communications with his lawyers and the next morning Trump woke up and screamed “Attorney-client privilege is dead!” What is Trump’s strategy here? To act so guilty the feds will think he has to be innocent?  You know, the insanity defense only works after you’ve been arrested, right? ‘they can’t arrest me if I’m crazy. Quick, somebody get me a diaper I can wear as a hat.”

You can watch all of the “A Closer Look” segment from Tuesday’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in the video embedded at the top of this post.

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Seth Meyers brought back his “A Closer Look” segment on Tuesday after using his usual interlude segment on Monday to tell an amazing and heartwarming story of his wife giving birth in the lobby of his apartment building — you should watch that when you get a moment — but Meyers was back in full force with an epic segment last night about Donald Trump’s whole situation in the wake of the FBI raid of his personal attorney Michael Cohen’s home and office.

“It’s hard to imagine how Donald Trump can be in more legal jeopardy than he is right now. Basically, Trump has more legal problems than Conor McGregor and just as many concussions,” Meyers joked. ” And yet somehow things got much worse yesterday for Trump.”

Meyers then dove through the many levels of madness involved in the Cohen raid.

“Just to recap: the FBI, an organization Trump has attacked for months, raided the office of Michael Cohen, his long time personal fixer, and seized tax documents, which he has repeatedly refused to release, related to campaign finance violations during the election involving Stormy Daniels, the porn star he allegedly had an affair with, on a referral from Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation,” Meyers said breathlessly.

“This is like the series finale of a TV show where they try to tie all the different plot lines together. ‘Oh, it’s Michael Cohen from season 1, what’s he doing in this episo– oh!’ If Trump ever goes on trial, they’re going to call characters from previous episodes into the courtroom like the last episode of ‘Seinfeld. ‘Oh, no, Anthony Scaramucci, what did I do to you?’ ‘No Mooch for you!’

Meyers then wryly described Trump’s angry Twitter response to everything going on Tuesday morning.

“Of course when news like this breaks we can always count on our calm, rational president to react in a measured way and he once again rose to the occasion this morning when he got up bright and early and tweeted these reassuring words to a nation in turmoil: ‘Attorney-client privilege is dead!’ And then less than a minute later he added this helpful follow up, ‘A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!'” Meyers said.

“So the feds seized Trump’s communications with his lawyers and the next morning Trump woke up and screamed “Attorney-client privilege is dead!” What is Trump’s strategy here? To act so guilty the feds will think he has to be innocent?  You know, the insanity defense only works after you’ve been arrested, right? ‘they can’t arrest me if I’m crazy. Quick, somebody get me a diaper I can wear as a hat.”

You can watch all of the “A Closer Look” segment from Tuesday’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in the video embedded at the top of this post.

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