Seth Meyers Slams Trump for Putting White Nationalist Bannon in the White House

'You know the world has gone insane when Glenn Beck and Bernie Sanders are on the same page,' both agreeing that Bannon in the White House is terrifying.

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Seth Meyers Rips Trump’s Chief Strategist Steve Bannon: ‘The World Has Gone Insane’
Seth Meyers rips Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon on 'Late Night,' November 15, 2016.Credit: Screen grab

Seth Meyers ripped into President-elect Trump's decision to name Stephen Bannon as his senior adviser in the White House. Bannon, the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, will be in the same position that Karl Rove had in the Bush administration, Meyers said. 

Meyers continued to note that picking Bannon is particularly horrifying because Breitart is “a website adored by white nationalists" and, continuing with the Rove comparison, “history indicates [Priebus, the White House of chief of staff] will probably be less powerful than Bannon.”

Both Bernie Sanders and Glenn Back criticized the choice, with Beck calling Bannon "terrifying." “You know the world has gone insane when Glenn Beck and Bernie Sanders are on the same page,” quipped Meyers.  

In keeping with his criticism of Trump, Meyers slammed the president-elect for backtracking on his campaign promise to build a wall on the Mexican-American border.  He’s open to it being a "fence" and, according to Newt Gingrich, the assertion that Mexico would pay for it, was really more of a “campaign device.”

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“A campaign device, or in layman’s terms, a fucking lie,” Meyers joked, “Hey, honey, now that we’re married I’m not going to give you a beautiful house and the three children after all. That was an engagement device.”