Seth Meyers to Clinton: Ignore Trump, Prep 'Jim Halpert Look' for Debates

Seth Meyers strongly advises the Democratic party to keep quiet when it comes to Donald Trump’s recent string of outbursts and subsequent dip in the polls.

The Late Night host on Wednesday proposed that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton avoid commenting altogether on Trump’s seeming implosion, even as the latter’s Republican opponent makes a mess of his presidential campaign.

“Trump is digging his own grave,” Meyers argued. “Don’t grab the shovel. Let him keep digging until the hole is too deep to climb out of.”

Meyers then recommended a strategy for Clinton’s first debate against Trump (on Sept. 26), advising the Democratic nominee to mimic the deadpan mastered by John Krasinski during his nine-season run on The Office.

“If for some reason Trump does actually debate Hillary, she should just say ‘Hi, I’m Hillary Clinton,’ and then turn off her microphone, open a big bag of Skinny Pop and watch him slowly unravel. And then every 10 minutes during the debate she should just shoot the camera a ‘Jim Halpert look.'”

Watch Meyers’ plea to Democrats above, then weigh in on his strategy suggestions below.

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  1. Wayne says:

    Trump shoves his foot in his mouth so often he must have been sired by a centipede.

  2. MMD says:

    Seth Meyers really does have a good point!

    • Mary says:

      Yes, I have been thinking the same thing. Don’t give the child the attention he wants and craves. Let the debates prove he is clueless. Yes he will name call and make disparaging remarks but rise above and don’t stoop to his level. Intelligent people will see him for what he actually is and only a few minions will stick around.

      • Patrick says:

        Neither of you, nor Seth, got the subtlety of what Obama was doing. When Obama told the republican politicians to not endorse Trump, he painted them into a corner. They had 2 options:
        1. Endorse Trump.
        2. Do what Obama TOLD them to do. AKA agree with Obama.
        This isn’t about the Presidential elections. This is about the down ticket races. Obama was playing chess, but too many people think this is a bad checkers move. How embarrassing for those people.

        • sas510 says:

          Exactly. It was a calculated move by President Obama. He knows exactly what he is doing. I thought it was brilliant.

          Although, I don’t think it’s fair to assume Seth and his writers don’t see that. They are, after all, writing a comedy late night show. It’s a funny picture he paints, which is the point.

  3. Kailani says:

    :: mic drop ::

  4. Gerald says:

    I don’t know where else to post this, but can I say I love the Olympics, but I am going to miss Seth and a Closer Look terribly for the next 2-3 weeks.