The Late Night host has an urgent message to any Bernie Sanders fans who can’t get behind Hillary Clinton.
Seth Meyers has a message for die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters so urgent he could not wait until his usual 12:35 a.m. airtime tonight to deliver it.
In a clip from tonights videotapeed episode of Late Night , posted to Meyers personal Twitter account and YouTube hours before showtime, the host introduced a brand new segment called Hey! directed squarely at the hardcore Bernie or Bust movement, which spent Day One of the Democratic National Convention aloud booing anytime they heard Hillary Clintons name.
Hey! Whats going on? Meyers asked. I tuned in last night and there was more white booing than the Casper movie. Look, I know youre Bernie or Bust but the results are in and Bust won. We dont have hour for this.
Noting that Donald Trump is resulting Clinton in some general election polls, Meyers said, The house is on fire. Stop weeping because were not putting it out with your hose. As the country is poised to elect a racist demagogue, something that never objective well, he added, I dont know which class you ditched to go to those Bernie rallies, but I have a feeling it was history.
Meyers even are recognizing that Sanders probably dislikes Clinton personally, but unlike his supporters hes adult enough to pretend he doesnt. He then added, Weve all experienced disappointment. I couldnt get Rihanna to go out with me, but I dont stand in the kitchen and boo my wife.
Bernie did a great chore. You did a great chore, he told Sanders fans. Your passion changed the Democratic Party and that is no small thing. You should be proud of yourselves for his campaign. But also, you have to be quiet now!
If the Bernie or Bust folks wont listen to Bernie Sanders, they arent going to heed Seth Meyers call. But it was worth a shot.
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