Late Night Television

Seth Meyers mocks Republican lawmakers for jumping off the Trump train

"It's only a matter of time before Capitol Hill elevators are jammed with congressional Republicans hiding out until after the election... I guess it's only appropriate that a campaign that began on an escalator ends huddled in an elevator."

On Monday’s Late Night, Seth Meyers put Republicans on blast for abandoning Donald Trump after claiming they would support him just a month ago. When Trump became the presumptive nominee, the GOP reluctantly backed him, but after scandals like Trump University and Trump’s comments on a Mexican-American federal judge, Republicans are jumping ship, or jumping into elevators to avoid questions.

“It’s only a matter of time before Capitol Hill elevators are jammed with congressional Republicans hiding out until after the election,” Meyers said, mocking the lawmakers. “‘What floor?’ ‘Oh, no floor. I’m just going up and down until Nov. 9.’ I guess it’s only appropriate that a campaign that began on an escalator ends huddled in an elevator.”

Some Republicans, like Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who passionately supported Trump are backing away from using the word “endorse,” because it’s a “big embrace” he doesn’t want to get caught up in.

“That’s right, an endorsement is a big embrace. Just like Chris Christie endorsed his Donald Trump pillow every night before he goes to bed,” Meyers joked.

Now even Trump is rumored to be willing to take $150 million to drop out of the race. When he commented on it, he said he wouldn’t, but if $5 billion was offered, he might have to think about it.

“Now everything I read in The Art of the Deal, I’m thinking we can put this thing to bed for $2.2 to 2.3 billion. And, I’m being serious, I think we could get Mexico to pay for that,” Meyers said, before reminding Trump that he can offer him a job as president on a new NBC show called Chicago President. NBC has not yet approved this offer.

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