Bad News for ‘Trump-Adjacent Weirdos’ Delights Seth Meyers

Bad News for ‘Trump-Adjacent Weirdos’ Delights Seth Meyers

Late-night talk show host Seth Meyers is known for his sharp wit and biting commentary on current events. Recently, Meyers has found a new source of material in the form of “Trump-adjacent weirdos.” These are individuals who have some connection to former President Donald Trump and have been involved in spreading conspiracy theories or promoting his agenda. Meyers has taken particular delight in recent developments that have brought bad news to some of these individuals.

Mike Lindell’s Defamation Suit

One of the most prominent “Trump-adjacent weirdos” is Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow and a vocal supporter of Trump. Lindell has been one of the most vocal proponents of the conspiracy theory that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump. He has made numerous appearances on conservative media outlets to promote this theory and has even produced a documentary that he claims provides evidence of election fraud.

However, Lindell recently received some bad news when a judge allowed a defamation suit against him to proceed. The suit was filed by Dominion Voting Systems, a company that was at the center of many of the election fraud conspiracy theories promoted by Lindell and others. Dominion alleges that Lindell made false and defamatory statements about the company in an effort to promote his own business interests.

Meyers enjoyed seeing Lindell get word of the lawsuit on camera during an appearance at a cyber symposium he organized to promote his election fraud claims. Meyers played a clip of Lindell looking stunned and confused as he received the news, and joked that it was “like watching a man realize he left the stove on at home.” [1]

Steve Bannon’s Legal Troubles

Another “Trump-adjacent weirdo” who has recently faced legal troubles is Steve Bannon, a former advisor to Trump. Bannon was indicted in 2020 on charges of fraud and money laundering related to a crowdfunding campaign he organized to build a border wall between the US and Mexico.

Bannon has denied the charges and has claimed that they are politically motivated. However, his legal troubles have continued to mount. In July 2021, he was held in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena related to the January 6th Capitol riot.

Meyers has taken delight in Bannon’s legal troubles, joking that “if you’re keeping score at home, that’s two counts of fraud, one count of contempt, and one count of looking like a guy who would sell you a fake Rolex on the street.” [2]

Rudy Giuliani’s Law License Suspension

Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s former personal attorney and one of his most vocal supporters, has also faced recent setbacks. In June 2021, Giuliani’s law license was suspended in New York over his role in promoting false claims of election fraud.

Giuliani has continued to defend his actions and has claimed that his suspension is politically motivated. However, Meyers has taken the opportunity to mock Giuliani’s legal skills, joking that “he’s so bad at lawyering that he got disbarred for something he did after he stopped being a lawyer.” [3]


Seth Meyers’ coverage of “Trump-adjacent weirdos” has provided some much-needed comic relief during a tumultuous time in American politics. While the individuals he targets may not appreciate being the butt of his jokes, Meyers’ commentary serves an important function in holding those who spread conspiracy theories and promote dangerous ideas accountable for their actions.

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