Bad News for ‘Trump-Adjacent Weirdos’ Delights Seth Meyers
In recent years, late-night talk show hosts have found a new source of material in the form of “Trump-adjacent weirdos” . These are individuals who have been associated with former President Donald Trump in some way, whether through their work in his administration or their support of his policies. The latest bad news for these individuals has delighted comedian Seth Meyers, who has been using their misfortunes as fodder for his show.
The Fall of Mike Lindell
One of the most prominent Trump-adjacent weirdos to fall from grace is MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell . Lindell was a vocal supporter of Trump and a prominent figure in the conservative media landscape. However, his claims of election fraud and support for the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol led to a defamation suit against him. Meyers enjoyed seeing Lindell get word on camera that the lawsuit would proceed, calling it “the most satisfying thing I’ve seen on television in weeks” .
The Downfall of Rudy Giuliani
Another Trump-adjacent weirdo who has fallen from grace is former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani was once a respected figure in Republican politics, but his association with Trump and his attempts to overturn the 2020 election have tarnished his reputation . Giuliani’s law license was recently suspended in New York due to his false statements about the election and his role in the January 6th insurrection . Meyers has been gleefully mocking Giuliani’s downfall on his show, calling him “a man who went from America’s mayor to America’s craziest uncle” .
The Troubles of Matt Gaetz
Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz is another Trump-adjacent weirdo who has been in the news for all the wrong reasons . Gaetz is currently under investigation for allegations of sex trafficking and other crimes . Meyers has been using Gaetz’s troubles as material for his show, joking that “Gaetz looks like he’s auditioning for the role of ‘Florida Man’ in a movie” .
The Demise of Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon, a former advisor to Trump, is another Trump-adjacent weirdo who has fallen from grace . Bannon was recently indicted for fraud related to a crowdfunding campaign to build a border wall . Meyers has been mocking Bannon’s downfall on his show, saying that “Bannon’s indictment is like Christmas in August” .
Late-night talk show hosts have always found humor in the misfortunes of politicians and public figures. However, the rise of Trump-adjacent weirdos has given them a whole new group of targets to mock. Seth Meyers, in particular, has been enjoying the downfall of these individuals and using their misfortunes as material for his show. While some may argue that it is unseemly to revel in the misfortunes of others, Meyers and other comedians would argue that these individuals brought their troubles upon themselves by associating with Trump and his controversial policies.