On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that Dominion Voting Systems could proceed with its defamation lawsuit against three Trump-adjacent figures: MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, former President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, and attorney Sidney Powell. The news was greeted with delight by Seth Meyers, who wasted no time in poking fun at the trio on his show, “Late Night.”
Meyers, who has been a vocal critic of Trump and his allies, referred to Lindell, Giuliani, and Powell as “Trump-adjacent weirdos” during his Thursday night monologue. He then proceeded to mock their election fraud conspiracy theories, which have been widely debunked.
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Meyers focused primarily on Lindell, whose reaction to the news of the lawsuit was caught on camera. In the clip, Lindell can be seen receiving a phone call informing him of the ruling. He then turns to the camera and, with a look of shock on his face, declares, “Wow, that’s huge!”
Meyers couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a jab at Lindell, quipping, “You know it’s bad when even the guy who sells pillows for a living is stunned.” He then went on to compare Lindell to “a guy who just found out he’s not actually a Nigerian prince’s long-lost cousin.”
But Meyers didn’t stop at Lindell. He also took aim at Giuliani and Powell, both of whom have been instrumental in promoting the false narrative of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
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Referring to Giuliani as “the guy who’s been farting his way through the courts,” Meyers mocked the former New York City mayor’s bizarre press conference in which hair dye appeared to be running down his face. He also ridiculed Powell, who famously claimed that voting machines had been rigged to switch votes from Trump to Biden, saying, “If Sidney Powell says the sky is blue, you better check outside to make sure.”
Meyers’ delight at the news of the lawsuit proceeding against Lindell, Giuliani, and Powell is understandable. All three have played a significant role in spreading disinformation about the election, which has been a major contributor to the erosion of trust in our democracy. By promoting baseless conspiracy theories, they have undermined the very foundation of our political system.
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The lawsuit against the Trump-adjacent weirdos is just one example of the consequences that are beginning to catch up with those who have been spreading lies and disinformation. Dominion Voting Systems has already filed similar lawsuits against Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News Network for their role in promoting false claims about the company’s voting machines.
As Meyers pointed out, “When you tell lies that lead to an insurrection and multiple deaths, there should be consequences.” The fact that Dominion is proceeding with its lawsuit against Lindell, Giuliani, and Powell is a step in the right direction.
Meyers’ delight at the bad news for the Trump-adjacent weirdos is a reminder that there are still consequences for spreading lies and disinformation. As a society, we need to hold those who seek to undermine our democracy accountable for their actions. Only then can we begin to rebuild the trust that has been lost