"If a lizard dresses up in a suit, he can run for president": Seth Meyers has a brilliant comeback for Ted Cruz's intolerance

Meyers takes the perfect "closer look" at "bathroom bills" and LGBT rights

By Brendan Gauthier
April 29, 2016 3:23PM (UTC)
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"Late Night" host Seth Meyers last night took a "Closer Look" at discriminatory so-called "bathroom bills" recently passed in North Carolina and Mississippi, which require transgender people to use the restroom corresponding to their biological gender.

"The most absurd impact of these kinds of bathroom bills is you're actually forcing transgender women, who are women, and transgender men, who are men, to use the wrong bathroom," Meyers said. "A policy hasn't created this much bathroom confusion since hipster bars started using animals as bathroom door signs."


Meyers noted a petition introduced by anti-LGBT group American Family Association to boycott Target after the retailer announced a new policy that allows employees and customers to use bathrooms and fitting rooms commensurate with their gender identity. The petition has just over 1 million signatures.

"There's no evidence for the claim that non-discrimination policies like Target's endanger public safety," Meyers explained. It's a mostly true statement, that Donald Trump initially echoed before backtracking, but not before Ted Cruz could spot his opponent's conservative Achilles' heel and make the issue a pillar of his floundering campaign.

"Even if Donald Trump dresses as Hillary Clinton," Cruz said on the trail in Indiana this week, "he shouldn't be using the girls' restroom."


"But if a lizard dresses up in a suit," Meyers responded, "he can run for president."

Watch the full segment below:

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