Seth Meyers took “A Closer Look” and found things aren’t looking good for Donald Trump. The Late Night host covered “damning” video evidence in Georgia’s case against the ex-president.
Late-night TV has been dedicated to staying on top of Donald Trump’s trials. From mugshots to testimonies, everything going on in and around the courtroom has been fodder for late-night TV. And while most of the coverage has been about Trump’s civil fraud trial in New York, another case is quickly developing.
Seth Meyers used “A Closer Look” on Thursday to discuss the latest on Trump’s upcoming trial in Georgia. Trump and multiple allies stand accused of interfering in the 2020 presidential election in the state.
Meyers explained the “damning” video evidence coming out of that case that could help prove Trump’s criminal intent. Video interviews with former Trump lawyers Sydney Powell and Jenna Ellis suggest the former president knew he had no evidence of fraud yet intended to stay in power regardless of the election results.
“A Closer Look” focused in on Ellis’ testimony stating that Trump aide Dan Scavino said they didn’t care about the lack of evidence or how many challenges they lost — Trump wasn’t going to leave the White House.
In response to Ellis explaining to Scavino that’s not how things work, Meyers made a valid point about the exchange. “It’s never a good day when you get a lecture on the law from Jenna Ellis,” he said. “She’s the one who went on a cross-country tour of state legislatures with Rudy [Giuliani] holding up a speakerphone to let Trump rant like a grandpa in hospice calling for Thanksgiving.”
The video evidence against Trump is telling, said Meyers. “A Closer Look” wrapped up with the host noting that Trump eventually did leave the White House despite what the ex-president said. “He’s all tough talk,” Meyers said, “but when it comes down to it, he’s not playing hardball, he’s playing tiddlywinks.”