Seth Meyers brands Trump ‘a financially broken ghost criminal’ in biting segment

‘It really does perfectly capture the state of the modern GOP’

Clémence Michallon
New York City
Tuesday 23 March 2021 21:46
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Seth Meyers roasts Trump as ‘financially broken ghost criminal’

Seth Meyers described Donald Trump as a “financially broken ghost criminal” in a segment examining the former president’s post-White House existence.

The TV host broached the topic on Monday’s broadcast of his show Late Night with Seth Meyers.

He referenced a recent Bloomberg report according to which Trump’s net worth has fallen by $700m since he became president. Meyers also mentioned the Manhattan district attorney’s office’s probe into his business practices, as well as reports that Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club had to partially close due to a Covid outbreak.

“It really does perfectly capture the state of the modern GOP that their standard bearer, the guy they tried to overthrow democracy for, is now a financially broken ghost criminal,” Meyers mused.

Earlier in the segment, he joked that now Trump is out of the White House, “he’s decided to spend his time creepily shuffling around his Palm Beach resort like the ghost of a retired dentist who drowned in a water hazard on the 18th hole”.

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Meyers also referenced a recent 60 Minutes episode in which a former prosecutor discussed the criminal investigation into the insurrection that took place at the US Capitol in January.

Michael Sherwin, who led the investigation as acting US attorney for the District of Columbia until recently, told the programme: “It's unequivocal that Trump was the magnet that brought the people to DC on the 6th. Now the question is, is he criminally culpable for everything that happened during the siege, during the breach?”

Asked whether investigators are looking into Trump specifically, Sherwin replied: “We have people looking at everything, correct. Everything's being looked at.”

Trump has refused to take responsibility for the insurrection and has not been charged in relation to it.

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