Seth Meyers on Clinton's debate zinger delivery: "Nothing like watching Hillary land a joke Sully-style"

Was Clinton's "Trumped-up trickle-down" line a bust? "Late Night" host calls it "an explosion of goose feathers"

Published September 27, 2016 11:37AM (EDT)

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers on Monday took "A Closer Look" at the first presidential debate between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his rival Hillary Clinton.

"There were big questions going into the debate," Meyers said. "Which Trump would show up? Would Lester Holt hold Trump accountable for his lies? And would Trump surprise people by actually preparing? And the answer to that last question was no."

According to Meyers, Clinton stumbled as only she can on a smattering of zingers — namely when she called the Republican nominee's economic plan "Trumped up trickle-down."

"Nothing like watching Hillary land a joke Sully-style," Meyers responded, referring to the pilot who landed a commercial jet in the Hudson River after it collided with a goose. "You just expect an explosion of goose feathers."

Meyers noted that moderator Lester Holt did indeed live fact-check Trump on his support for the war in Iraq. "But Trump held his ground and insisted the whole thing could be cleared up if someone could just call Sean Hannity," Meyers said.

Well, New York Times reporter Robert Draper said he had talked to the Fox News personality, who couldn't confirm that Trump had opposed the war prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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