Seth Meyers explains what everybody needs to admit about Donald Trump

There's a big difference between telling someone you're voting Trump and actually voting Trump

Published August 19, 2015 2:36PM (EDT)

  (Late Night with Seth Meyers)
(Late Night with Seth Meyers)

For terrified Americans watching Donald Trump lead the polls, Seth Meyers has some words of consolation: "People are not actually going to vote for Trump."

In Tuesday's "Late Night" monologue, Meyers explained that "it's very different telling someone you're voting for Donald Trump and voting for Donald Trump."

"A lot of people answer their phones, and they're like 'who are you going to vote for for president?'" he continued. "People are just angry in general. They're just angry at politics, as usual. They say 'I'm gonna vote for Donald Trump' and then hang up. That counts in the polls."

Meyers compared this phenomenon to getting plastered at a bar and telling all your friends "I'm going to quit my job!!!!!!" Next day at work, it's like nothing ever happened.

Watch the clip courtesy of NBC below:

By Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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