In “A Closer Look,” Seth Meyers said that President Donald Trump’s visit to the World Series and Rudy Giuliani butt-dialing a reporter are signs of the time.
Things are pretty crazy in the world of politics right now. So much so that Seth Meyers can’t decide what to cover in a given segment of “A Closer Look.” On Monday night, Meyers decided to combine President Donald Trump’s cold reception at the World Series and news that Rudy Giuliani butt-dialed a reporter into one of Late Night‘s better segments.
President Trump already received some backlash for breaking with a long tradition by declining to throw out a first pitch since taking office. That continued when it was announced that chef Jose Andres was asked to do the honors before Game 5 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.
With the game in Washington, Trump didn’t have much of an excuse not to at least attend. That proved to be a mistake as the President is not accustomed to appearing in front of a crowd that didn’t pay to see him. Boos and “lock him up” chants echoed around the stadium.
Trump’s personal lawyer, and favorite Late Night target, Rudy Giuliani also had a difficult few days. A reported revealed that on two separate occasions Giuliani had butt-dialed him and left voicemails that recorded private conversations.
These two events don’t have anything to do with each other. But for Seth Meyers, they both reflect how crazy things are and both are worthy of “A Closer Look.”
Seth Meyers compares President Trump’s past few days to a roller coaster. There was the low of Giuliani butt-dialing a reporter to reveal he was strapped for cash to the high of killing ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to the low of getting booed by a stadium full of people.
It has been a wild ride since Trump took office and the more it goes along, the more twists, turns, and drops occur. Meyers has always been on the side, commenting on the Trump roller coaster and predicting when the next low will happen.
Meyers joins fellow late night host Stephen Colbert in hesitating to give Trump full praise for the death of al-Baghdadi. Trump “makes it weird” according to Meyers, adding another drop in what should have been a smooth stretch on his presidential roller coaster.
As the impeachment inquiry moves along, Meyers is confident that Democrats don’t have much to worry about considering Trump’s lawyer is Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani has found himself the subject of more segments of “A Closer Look” than anyone not named Donald Trump. Maybe keeping his phone in a holder clipped to his belt will prevent future butt-dials.
The unpredictability and highs and lows of President Donald Trump’s time in office are largely by his own making. Democrats may use impeachment to pull the brakes and stop the ride but there is no guarantee of that. In the meantime, Late Night with Seth Meyers will continue to keep a close eye on where we’ve been and where we’re headed.