An all new sketch from Late Night with Seth Meyers has Donald Trump telling the story of Independence Day, although his version of events are different.
If Donald Trump were to explain the history of Independence Day, what would it sound like?
Comedian Seth Meyers was wondering this very thing. Although he’s on a holiday hiatus from his NBC series Late Night, Meyers still worked on a special sketch to release online for the 4th of July. Using the idea outlined above, Meyers provides a voice-over using his best Trump impersonation to tell his version of how the liberating holiday came to be.
In this version of the story, Patrick Henry was on Twitter, and his famous “Give me liberty, or give me death,” line was sent out as a tweet. Trump laments how Henry tweeted this a long time ago, before users were able to have 280 characters to type out their tweets. “He probably would have added something like, ‘Give me a hamburger,'” Seth’s Trump adds.
There are some other humorous moments in the bits. This includes Trump suggesting taking on the name King Donald, compared to hearing the name of King George. He also says how the Founding Fathers all had bad hair, with the obvious irony being that Trump likely has the goofiest haircut of every president, ever. Finally, Trump says how “boring and sad” all of their signatures were, certainly nothing like this. And that comes with a visual of Trump scribbling his name over the others on the Declaration of Independence.
You can watch the segment in the YouTube video below, courtesy of NBC.
Late Night with Seth Meyers is currently on hiatus for the holiday. Be sure to catch the show when it returns, weeknights after The Tonight Show. New episodes will air weeknights at 12:37 AM EST on NBC!