Thursday night Seth Meyers was ready to rumble, tackling reports that Republican Greg Gianforte, who just clinched Montana’s lone seat in the House of Representatives, bodyslammed a reporter and broke his glasses.
The Congressman was subsequentlyÂ charged with assaulting the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs and Meyers took him to task during “A Closer Look.”
“Wow, I guess the GOP really has become the party of Donald Trump,” the Late Night host said before showing a clip of Trump bodyslamming WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. “That was a thing, a real thing that happened and we still said, ‘Yeah, he should be president,'” Meyers joked with his audience.
Reportedly, Gianforte went off when Jacobs asked him about the RepublicanÂ health care plan. “Think about that. The GOP health care plan is so bad, Republicans would rather body-slam reporters than answer a question about it,” Meyers said. “His response to the question was to give the reporter a pre-existing condition.”
But Gianforte wasn’t the only Republican that Meyers singled out forÂ getting physical. He also had fun hurling jabs at President Trump for appearing to shove the prime minister of MontenegroÂ outÂ of the way and giving what Meyers described as a pair of “very awkward handshakes” to French PresidentÂ Emmanuel Macron.
“Trump should just give his handshakes names like dance moves,” Meyers said after showing a clip where as he assessed POTUS “seemed to violently jerk (Macron’s) hand back and forth.”
“I call this one the lawnmower,” Meyers says in hisÂ Trump voice. “He grabbed it like he was going to keep it. If you get a body part close enough to Trump, he thinks it’s a gift.”
There was another handshake where Meyers thought Trump lingered a little too long. “Let’s face it. Trump is so happy someone will finally hold his hand,” Meyers said referencing an incident from earlier in the trip when it appeared the first…