Seth Meyers takes "closer look" at RNC chaos and irony: "Like starting a KKK rally with 'Straight Outta Compton'"

The "Late Night" host breaks down the insanity of Trump's Queen entrance and other Republican convention absurdity

Brendan Gauthier
July 20, 2016 5:53PM (UTC)

"Before the speakers even took the stage, there was some political chess being played as a number of 'stop Trump' delegates made a last-ditch effort to force a floor vote to topple Trump, and it quickly turned (to) chaos on the floor," Meyers explained. However, "Eventually convention leaders managed to quash the revolt, which was actually a very symbolic event. It was the moment at which the last dissenting voices were quieted and the party officially embraced the politics of Trumpism."

Nothing if not a showman, Trump made an ostentatious entrance — or, as Meyers put it, "beamed down from his spaceship to greet the people of earth" — on night one in Cleveland, fog machines and "We Are The Champions" on full blast.


"It should be noted," Meyers added, "Trump entering the Republican convention to a song by Queen is like starting a KKK rally with 'Straight Outta Compton.'"

Watch the full segment below:

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

MORE FROM Brendan GauthierFOLLOW @BuzzFeedBrandon

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Donald Trump Elections 2016 Late Night With Seth Meyers Rnc 2016


Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address


Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •