Despite his recent claim that he’s “like, a smart person,” Seth Meyers has his doubts about Donald Trump. For starters, the president-elect recently asserted that he won the electoral college in a landslide, a claim that numbers simply don’t support.
The Late Night host delved into the statistics on Monday, which prove that Trump’s margin of victory ranks only 46th widest out of 58 presidential elections. To put that into perspective, Meyers turned to a metric TVLine readers can easily comprehend.
“In Sunday cable TV ratings terms, Trump’s not The Walking Dead; he’s the Barefoot Contessa,” he said. (Even in the most generous terms, Politifact notes that Trump’s margin of victory — 306 to Hillary Clinton’s 232 — ranks 13th out of 18 elections since World War II. Clinton also leads Trump in the popular vote by 2.1 percentage points.)
Meyers’ latest “Closer Look” also begged of Trump to rethink how he conducts himself on Twitter, citing a recent statement where he told the public to “Stay tuned!” regarding his pick for Secretary of State.
“Stop telling us to ‘stay tuned,'” Meyers said angrily. “You’re president-elect for the next four years. Like it or not, we’re all f—king tuned.”
Watch Seth’s “Closer Look” above.