After a week-long hiatus, Seth Meyers had so much to atone for Monday night time, together with the brand new revelations about Donald Trump testing positive for COVID earlier than his debate with Joe Biden and, in fact, the emergence of the Omicron variant.
“The Omicron variant feels like a paperback I learn at my grandma’s home as a result of there was shit else to do,” the Late Night time host joked. “I believed scientists have been alleged to be mild-mannered, analytical varieties that don’t need you to panic. I get that they’re simply going by the Greek alphabet, however the Greek alphabet may be very scary.”
And but whereas Omicron is “already right here,” Meyers famous that Republicans and Fox News hosts alike are “dismissing it as some type of liberal hoax.” Particularly, he zeroed in on Fox & Mates Weekend host and Trump confidant Pete Hegseth, who mentioned “you’ll be able to rely on a brand new variant”each time there’s an election.
“Are you out of your fucking thoughts?!” Meyers requested him. “You suppose anybody desires this pandemic to maintain going? You suppose that’s good for Democrats politically? Everyone seems to be depressing! Nobody desires this factor to maintain going. All of us desperately need life to return to regular.”
The distinction between the 2 political events, he added, is that whereas Democrats have “a bunch of proposals” for learn how to get out from underneath COVID-19, the GOP “both thinks it’s a hoax” or, in Trump’s case, “actively tries to unfold it to as many individuals as potential.”