Saturday 20 January 2018

WATCH: 'He's probably going to be a great f**king president' - Late Night host Seth Myers on Donald Trump

Seth Myers on NBC's Late Show
Seth Myers on NBC's Late Show

Sasha Brady

The host of NBC's Late Night emotionally came to terms with the reality of a Donald Trump presidency on Wednesday night's show.

Seth Myers has been one of Donald Trump's most outspoken critics and on Wednesday night's show he didn't hold back his feelings when it came to Trump's shock victory over Hillary Clinton.

“One of the things I’ve tried to make clear over [the 18 months I’ve been talking about Trump] is how I’ve been wrong about him at every turn,” Meyers told his audience.

“When he first came down the escalator at Trump Tower and announced [he wanted to run], I boldly said on this show it was a stunt, and he would never really run. I then said he would never win the GOP nomination, and I certainly didn’t think he would be our next president. But the good news is, based on this pattern of me being wrong on every one of my Donald Trump predictions, he’s probably going to be a great f**king president! Let’s just hope this trajectory holds.”

Myers has also been open in his desire to see a female president in the White House. Despite the results of yesterday's upset victory, Myers remains hopeful that a woman will, one day, take that title as he looked to the future.

“I do really feel for the parents who had to explain this to their kids this morning—especially parents with daughters because a lot of them, like me, probably thought Hillary would be our first woman president,” Meyers said.

“But she won’t be. But that does mean -that does mean - that someone’s daughter is out there right now who will one day have that title... The fact is, we don’t know who you are, but I imagine this moment today will be a defining one for you. One that will make you work harder, and strive farther, and whoever you are, I hope I live to see your inauguration.”

He then became visibly upset as he realised what the American people had lost out on.

“And I hope my Mom does, too,” he continued. “She was really excited yesterday, and... I was really sad for her.”

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