“A coked-up flunky who would get hired to help cousin Greg shred some documents and accidentally screw it up,” was how Meyers described Bannon’s influence.
Seth Meyers: Steve Bannon Fancies Himself to Be Logan Roy
On Monday night, Seth Meyers mocked Steven Bannon for his comments when he turned himself into the FBI and was then roasted by the host.
After being indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of contempt of Congress, Bannon turned himself into the FBI on Monday morning.
Comedian Seth Meyers joked at the top of his show, “Just to get you up to speed, you guys remember Steve Bannon — the former chief strategist to President Trump who looks like his morning beauty routine is to take a peek inside the Ark of the Covenant.”
The host then mentioned that Bannon had been arrested before; he had been charged with wire fraud for his part in a scheme to raise money for a wall along the U.S.–Mexico border using deceptive fundraising tactics.
US Attorney for the Southern District of New York filed charges against Bannon and three others for “defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors in connection with an online crowdfunding campaign known as ‘We Build the Wall.'”
With regards to the recent surrender, Meyers joked that Bannon “couldn’t help but shout some incomprehensible anti-government babel into a camera” while at the courthouse on Monday.
Bannon was shown promoting his show War Room and promising to “take down the Biden regime” while calling himself “Captain Bannon” in a courthouse clip shown by the host.
Wait, I’m sorry. You’re Captain Bannon now, are you? “That’s like the ironic moniker they give the guy who cleans the chum buckets at the harbour,” Meyers said. “Also, it really undercuts your attempt at defiance and bravado when there is a guy right behind you holding up a sign that says ‘Coup plotter.'”
“Bannon definitely likes to think of himself as a Logan Roy type,” the host continued, referencing the film Succession, before adding, “But he’s more like a coked-up flunky who would get hired to help cousin Greg shred some documents and accidentally screw it up.”