Seth Meyers taped NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” for the first time in Washington on Monday at just the right time.
Between the release of the 2005 video clip of Trump making lewd comments about women on the “Access Hollywood” bus with Billy Bush and Trump’s performance at the presidential debate on Sunday night, Meyers held nothing back.
“A man who is this close to the highest office in the land now occupies the lowest office in the land — the pervert on the bus,” Meyers said after playing the clip.
The talk show host also took a stab at House Speaker Paul D. Ryan for not withdrawing his endorsement of the business mogul.
“Paul Ryan is so spineless that at this point they carry him to and from events in a bucket. And he has company, he’s not alone,” he said over a photo of Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Ted Cruz, all with their heads popping out of buckets.
He poked fun at the part of the clip in which Trump and Bush were trying to exit the bus.
“Even the act of departing the bus managed to be embarrassing for Trump,” Meyers said. “Sorry, what’s more pathetic? A major party nominee who talks about women like that or one that thinks you get out of a bus by knocking on the glass?”
Since the video footage surfaced, Bush has been suspended from NBC’s “Today Show.”
“There is currently a higher standard for host of the third hour of the ‘Today’ show than there is for Republican nominee for president,” Meyers said.
“This is the problem, Trump treats the entire world like the inside of a men’s locker room,” Meyers said about Trump’s defense of his comments as “locker room talk.”
“You know he’s the locker room-type that towel dries his hair while he’s buck naked with one leg on the bench.”
Trump has received criticism for “lurking” behind Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during Sunday’s debate, as Meyers called it.
“I know you’re upset but you have to understand, that wasn’t lurking. That was just a locker room walk,” Meyers said, imitating Trump.
Meyer’s guests were comedian Sarah Silverman and CNN’s Jake Tapper.
About 1,200 people attended the 6 p.m. taping at the Warner Theatre for the show that aired at 12:35 a.m.
“Late Night With Seth Meyers” continues to tape in Washington through Thursday.
On Tuesday’s show, comedians Lena Dunham, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are his guests. On Wednesday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Dr. Jill Biden pay a visit, and on Thursday, the show features actor Kevin Hart, Sen. Al Franken and Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter.