Seth Meyers previews the utter disaster that will be the Republican National Convention

"How can this looming disaster get any worse?" Meyers asks

By Brendan Gauthier
July 15, 2016 5:42PM (UTC)
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"Late Night" host Seth Meyers on Thursday night took a "Closer Look" at next week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

It was leaked on Thursday that presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump would be tapping Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.

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"Pence would probably speak at the convention on Wednesday," Meyers explained. "Which is notable, because that makes him one of the few prominent Republicans willing to speak at all."

In June, Politico reported that of the 50 "prominent Republicans" it contacted, "Few said they plan to attend the convention in Cleveland, let alone speak." And Daily Kos reported, "Of the 54 Republican senators, 16 have announced they won't be going to Cleveland and six more have yet to make a final decision."

However, "Trump doesn't care about boring politicians," Meyers noted. "He wants celebrities."

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But, as I found earlier this week, few Trump-supporting celebrities even plan to attend the convention.

"So the platform is a mess, no one wants to go, a large number of delegates don't back Trump, and there are gonna be massive protests." Meyers said. "How can this looming disaster get any worse?"

Well, Ohio is an open carry state, meaning — outside the zone secured by the secret service — people will be allowed to carry firearms around Cleveland next week.

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"This way people don't have to cheer during Trump's speech," Meyers added. "They can just shoot 'em into the air like Yosemite Sam."

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