Seth Meyers Takes Jab At Donald Trump During Northwestern Commencement Speech

Seth Meyers delivers the keynote address at the Northwestern University commencement at Ryan Field on Friday in Evanston, Ill
Seth Meyers delivers the keynote address at the Northwestern University commencement at Ryan Field on Friday in Evanston, Illinois.

It's no secret that Seth Meyers isn't a fan of Donald Trump. The late-night host recently banned Trump from appearing on his show, and on Friday, he took things a little further.

During his hilarious, joke-filled commencement speech at Northwestern University -- Meyers' alma mater -- the comedian made sure to take a little jab at the reality TV host-turned-presidential hopeful. 

First, he encouraged the class to cherish their memories and friendships from Northwestern, knowing that plenty of them probably weren't even listening to his speech. 

“My words won’t be what stays with you from today,” he said. “Today is the culmination of your journey and your achievements. So, while I’m speaking, I invite you to drift off and remember your favorite parts of the last four years. Remember what you accomplished and what you overcame and the fun you had and the people you met because that’s what will stay with you." 

After sharing some thoughtful words of inspiration with the class of 2016  -- which he admittedly stole from Michelle Obama’s and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s previous commencement speeches at City College of New York and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively -- Meyers turned to the words of Trump. 

"I think my favorite inspirational quote came from Donald Trump," Meyers said as the crowd cheered on, "who said to the graduates of Trump University, 'If you want your money back, you’re gonna have to sue me, you losers.'"

Of course, the crowd erupted into laughter. 

Following his dig at the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, Meyers fittingly urged the graduates to vote. 

"Remember that the worst things that happen in this country don’t happen because of hate or rage or fear — they happen because of apathy," he said. "I encourage you to be people of action. I encourage you to do the most you can while remembering the least you can do is vote. So, vote this election. Don’t forget."

You can watch his whole speech below:  

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.



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