Seth Meyers chokes up while addressing the first future female president, wherever she may be right now
If you’re anything like us, Donald Trump’s election on Tuesday night has brought up a lot of feelings. To get through these difficult days, you may have been searching for words of comfort and inspiration. Well, Seth Myers’ heartfelt message to the future first female president may be just the thing you need to brighten your day.
In a monologue delivered Wednesday night, the Late Night host spoke directly to Hillary Clinton supporters who felt devastated by the nation’s failure to elect a woman president. He said that while his 8-month-old son isn’t old enough to understand the implications of a Trump presidency, he sympathized with parents who had to explain to their children what happens next.
He also had some comforting words, though, and they brought him to near-tears as he spoke them.
"[A lot of parents] probably thought, like me, that Hillary would be our first woman president, but she won't be. But that does mean that someone's daughter is out there right now who will, one day, have that title."
Myers also addressed the future first woman president directly, with these beautiful words:
“Whoever you are, I hope I live to see your inauguration, and I hope my mom does, too.”
Don’t mind us, we’ll just be over here sniffling.
Myers, who has openly supported Clinton throughout her campaign and admitted Wednesday night that he has been wrong about Trump since the president-elect announced his candidacy (Myers thought it was a stunt), reminded us that Trump has held “every position on every issue,” from reproductive rights to the war in Iraq, so perhaps that means he’ll surprise us in the White House, too.
Here’s hoping, Seth.