Seth Meyers called out Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) on Monday night for denying that he is in a racist photo that appears on his page in a medical school yearbook. The “Late Night” host said the episode had provided “one of the more cringe-worthy moments in recent political history.”
On Friday, Northam admitted he appeared in the photo, which shows a man in blackface and another person in a Ku Klux Klan hood, and apologized for it. Then on Saturday, Northam held a news conference and said he was not in the image. Northam tried to bolster his denial by admitting that he had appeared in blackface around the same time for a dance contest in which he dressed as Michael Jackson and did the moonwalk.
“He’s actually arguing that it couldn’t have been him in blackface because there was a different time he wore blackface,” Meyers said. “It’s not a defense. That’s a confession.”
Meyers said Northam’s weekend news conference went downhill from there, especially after a reporter asked the governor if he could still moonwalk.
“Look at his face,” Meyers said. “He actually thought about doing it. That’s the face of a man looking to see if he has room to moonwalk.”
Meyers added, “I can’t believe anyone has to say this, but you can’t moonwalk your way out of it.”
Check out the video above to see what Meyers said about Donald Trump Jr.’s response to the Northam controversy.