“Late Night With Seth Meyers” was off this week with Meyers hosting “SNL,” so you just knew he’d have to return to the Weekend Update desk where he made a name for himself for so long, to get in a few rants about the week’s political happenings — and get needled for his possible role in prompting Donald Trump to run for president in the first place.
And so near the end of this week’s Weekend Update, Meyers took the stage and sat between current hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che to sling some jokes about Donald Trump’s meeting with Kanye West in the Oval Office.
“So Trump met Kanye in the Oval Office? Really? Don’t you have better things to do? And by the way, when I say that, I’m really not sure which of you I’m talking to,” Meyers quipped. “The only place those two should meet is in group. It should be in the basement of a church and a dude with an earring and a leather bracelet should be saying, ‘I’m so glad you both decided to come back.’ I mean, really.”
The four-minute segment saw Meyers deliver a line, then Jost, then Meyers again, then Che, and so forth. In all, Meyers got four parts of the Weekend Update breakdown of the Trump-Kanye Meeting. Here are Meyers’ parts:
On Kid Rock also being at the White House that day: “And, really, you know how crazy Thursday at the White House was? Kid Rock was also there, and no one cared. It was almost a relief to hear someone as reasonable as Kid Rock was in the White House. You know how hard it is to make Kid Rock seem like an adult in the room? His first name is Kid.”
On Kanye hugging Trump: “And then Kanye ran behind the desk, hugged Trump and said, ‘I love this guy right here.’ Really, look at this photo. Man, it is so rare that you can see black people and white supremacists betrayed in the exact same moment.”
On Kanye’s Trump hat: “For an egomaniac, Kanye talks a lot about Trump. The fact that he wore a Trump hat to meet Trump is so thirsty. I mean I didn’t wear Yeezys when I met Kanye because I didn’t want to look desperate and no one would sell me Yeezys.”
After all of that, Jost ended the segment with a joke at Meyers’ expense, bringing up his stint hosting the White House Correspondents dinner in which Meyers roasted Trump with Trump in the audience.
“It’s really pretty simple — Kanye wants to be Trump’s famous friend because Obama called Kanye a jackass. And if the president of the United States called you a jackass you would go, ‘You know who I like? The next president.’ So in a way, Obama is to blame for all of this the same way Seth is to blame for making fun of Trump so much that he decided to become president.”
You can watch all of Meyers’ return to Weekend Update on this week’s “SNL” in the video embedded at the top of this post.
Watch the sketch above.