Things just keep getting worse for Donald Trump and Seth Meyers could not be enjoying the Republican presidential candidate’s “tailspin” more. On his final night broadcasting from Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Meyers examined the latest string of sexual-assault allegations against Trump. But as he pointed out, the campaign was already in rough shape.
“He’s been doing so badly that his campaign has been reduced to arguing that they should actually be losing to Hillary Clinton more,” Meyers said, before showing a clip in which campaign manager Kellyanne Conway criticized Hillary Clinton for hovering around 46 percent in the polls even though Trump rarely breaks 40 percent. In her infinite wisdom, the potential first female president should be doing better.
“You think Hillary should be farther ahead because she’s running as the first female president?” Meyers asked. “If running as the first female president was an advantage it probably would have happened before 2016!”
Now, in the wake of the sexual-assault allegations, Meyers said Trump is “lashing out like a wounded badger at the end of the three-day coke binge,” launching a series of “paranoid, unhinged attacks on virtually every aspect of our political system.”
“Here’s the problem for Trump,” Meyers added. “There’s very good reason to believe he did what he’s accused of. Why? Because an irrefutable inside source told us so: Donald Trump.” Of course, the host was talking about 2005 tapes that spurred the women to come forward. “Trump is his own Deep Throat!” Meyers exclaimed. “He’s Creep Throat.”
This may explain, Meyers said, why Trump’s surrogates have gone to “absurd” lengths to try to excuse his boasts of groping and kissing women without their consent. “In the end,” he said, “the week of revelations about Trump’s predatory behavior has pulled the curtain back on the moral cowardice of many in the Republican Party.”
But the aspect of this story that angered Meyers the most was Trump and his media surrogates’ questions about why the women waited until four weeks before the election to speak out. “When people ask why women wait to report sexual assault, that’s why,” he said. “Because instead of believing them, you question their motives.”