Eminem’s anti-Trump rap appears to have transformed him into late-night’s new muse. At least, he seems to have inspired Seth Meyers, who dropped some bars of his own as he discussed the rapper’s concluding ultimatum, in which he urged fans to choose between himself and Trump.
“Powerful stuff,” Meyers said after rolling a clip from Eminem’s cypher. “I was inspired by that, so tonight I say to any fans of this show who are also big fans of Donald Trump, it’s time to make a decision, guys. Get off the fence. Do you support him, or do you support this show that constantly mocks and denigrates everything about him? I know it’s a tough call, but the time has come to make a decision.”
And then came his purposefully awful attempt at rap: “My name is Seth, and I’m here to say, if you like Trump, then go away.”
The moment was reminiscent of Meyers’s 2016 fake Trump ban, in which the comedian pretended to bar the then presidential candidate from appearing on his show—which, Meyers emphasized, Trump never would have appeared on in the first place. But Meyers wasn’t the only comedian making hay of Eminem’s explosive video: ahead of Late Night, Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show concocted a faux Trump clap-back video by editing together old clips of the president making random noises. (To be fair, we’re guessing the spliced-together rebuttal is about as good as Trump’s delivery would have been in real life.)
Over on CBS, James Corden also joked about the video, noting that it was shot in a parking garage, which made it “a really intense shoot—not because Eminem was taking down the president, but because they had to get the whole crew out of the parking structure in under an hour, or it was going to be 20 bucks a car.”
That thought also seemed to have occurred to the writers over at Late Show. Stephen Colbert’s show opened with a satirical video in which a couple struggled to exit the parking garage, but was blocked by Eminem’s shoot.
“Is that Macklemore?” the woman in the car wonders. “I think that’s Macklemore!”
“Well, I don’t care who it is!” the man behind the wheel says. “He’s in the way, and if we’re not out of here in the next two minutes, I get charged extra for parking.”
By the end, though, Eminem won them over—even though they still thought he was Macklemore.