Seth Meyers Gushes Over ‘Sane’ Dems, Warren as Southern Matriarch?

NBC's Seth Meyers offered his usual Democratic hack spin on Tuesday night, praising the 2020 Democratic debaters as “sane” and, weirdly, Elizabeth Warren as something like a southern matriarch? Though he had some gentle ribbing about the Dems on the stage, he gushed, “No matter what you think of the Democrats, this is why it was refreshing to see sane human beings speaking in coherent sentences about actual policies on national television for a change.” 

The Late Night host also offered a weird — and not particularly funny — take on Warren. Meyers played a clip of the liberal senator saying that she could deal with Mitch McConnell if she were president. He then compared the northern senator to a southern matriarch: 

 

 

MEYERS: But a big question underlying all these policy debates is this: How will you get your agenda passed if there’s a Republican Congress? The moderators asked Warren if she had any ideas for dealing with that and her answer was unequivocal. 

CHUCK TODD [TO WARREN]: Do you have a plan for dealing with Mitch McConnell? 

WARREN: I do. 

MEYERS: Damn. Mitch McConnell were capable of feeling human motion, he'd be terrified right now. That was the moment where everyone else wondered, “Maybe I should just go.” That was like when the matriarch of a southern dynasty stands up and says, “I’ve made a decision!”

Regarding Donald Trump’s appearance at the Faith and Freedom Confrence, Meyers called the President senile: “Is this a presidential speech or bingo night? This guy shouldn't be standing behind a presidential seal, he should be wandering down the hallway of a group home with a nurse chasing after him, yelling ‘Donald, your gown is on backwards!’” 

A partial transcript is below. Click “expand” to read more: 

NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers
June 27, 2019
12:42 a.m. Eastern

SETH MEYERS: Oh, my god get me off this cruise ship! Is this a presidential speech or bingo night? This guy shouldn't be standing behind a presidential seal, he should be wandering down the hallway of a group home with a nurse chasing after him, yelling “Donald, your gown is on backwards!”

(....)

12:44 a.m. Eastern

MEYERS: And no matter what you think of the Democrats, this is why it was refreshing to see sane human beings speaking in coherent sentences about actual policies on national television for a change. 

(....)

12:56 a.m. Eastern

MEYERS: But a big question underlying all these policy debates is this: How will you get your agenda passed if there’s a Republican Congress? The moderators asked Warren if she had any ideas for dealing with that and her answer was unequivocal. 

CHUCK TOD [TO WARREN]: Do you have a plan for dealing with Mitch McConnell? 

ELIZABETH WARREN: I do. 

MEYERS: Damn. Mitch McConnell were capable of feeling human motion, he'd be terrified right now. That was the moment where everyone else wondered, “Maybe I should just go.” That was like when the matriarch of a southern dynasty stands up and says, “I’ve made a decision!”

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