On Tuesday’s Late Night, Seth Meyers reminded viewers that Donald Trump had three different campaign managers over the course of his presidential run, noting that three must be a “lucky number” for him before showing a photo of the president-elect’s three wives.
The host went on to say that the “internal divisions” that plagued Trump’s ultimately successful campaign seem to have continued as he begins to staff up his White House, with Reince Priebus reflecting the more moderate wing as chief of staff and Steve Bannon representing the more powerful and far more radical side as chief adviser—the same position held by Karl Rove under President George W. Bush. Bannon is the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, which Meyers called “a website adored by white nationalists,” and, citing Rove’s influence within the Bush administration, claimed that “history indicates [Priebus] will probably be less powerful than Bannon.”
Also, as Meyers pointed out, even Glenn Beck thinks Bannon is too “terrifying” to be in the White House. “You know the world has gone insane when Glenn Beck and Bernie Sanders are on the same page,” he said.
Next, Meyers moved on to the inevitable conflicts of interest that will come with the Trump children taking over his business. This was already apparent during the family’s 60 Minutes appearance, which Ivanka Trump used to hawk a $10,800 gold bracelet from her jewelry line. “Did you hear that, disenfranchised white working-class voters?” Meyers asked. “For only $11,000 you can make your wrist great again!”
Finally, the host arrived at Trump’s “back-pedaling” on some of his biggest campaign promises, including that wall on the Mexican border he was always talking about. Now, he has said he’s open to it being a “fence” and, according to Newt Gingrich, the assertion that Mexico would pay for said wall was really more of a “campaign device.”
“A campaign device, or in layman’s terms, a fucking lie,” Meyers said, adding, “Hey, honey, now that we’re married I’m not going to give you a beautiful house and the three children after all. That was an engagement device.”