Seth Meyers takes ‘A Closer Look’ at the Republican debate format

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On Monday’s Late Night, Seth Meyers took “A Closer Look” at the Republican presidential debates after representatives of Republican candidates reportedly met to discuss how the debates could be run more to their liking. Republican candidates were fuming after the CNBC disaster that one pundit called a “crap sandwich.” Seth points out, “One of the problems is that any sandwich is crap if it has 14 or more ingredients.” Candidates were upset about onscreen graphics, which listed Jeb Bush as “current disappointment to entire bush family,” and Bobby Jindal as, “Who dis guy?”

The candidates wrote a letter to the TV networks, requiring them to answer certain questions before the Republicans would agree to the debate, like if there would be a gong, buzzer, or bell to indicate time is up. So, Seth shows how much fun the debate would be with a gong and a trap door. One of the bigger concerns for the candidates was their insistence that the moderators have asked too many “gotcha” questions, which Ben Carson says are things like, “you did this, and defend yourself on that.” Seth responds, “So, you just don’t like questions where people ask you about things you did or said? Gotcha.”

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