Michael Cohen’s seven-hour testimony yesterday meant that there was a whole lot of ground to cover for late-night hosts, but thankfully, Seth Meyers was up for the task. As a result of the extremely newsy event, Meyers and crew apparently set a new record with their coverage by delivering the longest “A Closer Look” segment yet, clocking in at just over 15 minutes long. From the obvious contrast between how prepared Democrats and Republicans were for what Cohen had to say to his claim that the elder Trump refers to Don Jr. as having “the worst judgment of anyone in the world” to that fun SAT-score story (“Man, you know it’s bad when you get dissed for being dumb by the guy who threatened his college not to release his SAT scores,” Meyers says), all of the most important — or at least, joke-worthy — moments of the testimony were covered.
“Today we witnessed something truly rare and historic: One of the president’s closest personal confidants detailing Trump’s alleged crimes and personal failings for the entire world to see,” Meyers said near the end of the segment. Congratulations to Late Night by covering said historic event with a historic event of its very own.