Okay so I am going to share with you one of my daily rituals. Being English (as well as being located in England) I am unable to watch such great shows such as The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah or Late Night with Seth Meyers LIVE. I love these shows because they are witty, topical and also focus on important daily issues. It’s not something we get in abundance in the UK; I’m not sure why but I think the British can no longer do political satire or comedy shows about current affairs – maybe it’s too depressing?
But anyway, every day when I get up, one of the first things I do is go onto YouTube and search for clips from the previous nights shows. It’s always great viewing watching what’s going on in the United States, especially considering it is about to inaugurate potentially the most divisive and controversial president in sometime. Given that George W Bush managed to somehow win the US election in 2000 in the way that he did and yet this bloke is more controversial is amazingly telling.
For those who have followed the US Election and everything since, they will be familiar with Kellyanne Conway, who is Mr Trump’s campaign manager and all around guru. She fits the bill for Trump in so many ways. She’s blonde. She’s female. And she’s a shrewd. And regardless of what you think about the Donald, you have to say that Conway has done an amazing job at spinning the news of a man that admitted to sexually assaulting women and who refuses to release his tax returns and still somehow makes President. A lesser campaign manager could have crumbled.
This morning, I was rather intrigued to find that the previous night, Ms Conway had appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, who is and has been firmly in the democratic corner throughout the election and post-election days. And considering the media has been rife with the rumours of Trump’s relationship with the Russians, surely she would not want to be doing that show at that particular time. But she did. Though that isn’t the reason I was shocked…
The reason I was shocked is because Kellyanne Conway told Seth Meyers that she was in her forties. What? REALLY? I really don’t mean to be cruel when I say this but she doesn’t look like a woman in her 40s. I did a quick search online and found out that she was 49 which blows my mind when you think that Megyn Kelly is 46! And all I could think was – is that what working for Donald Trump does to you? If so, you have to feel sorry for the next batch of interns working in the White House. They’ll go in at 21 and come out looking 40. Then again, Trump would argue that that isn’t the worst thing to happen to an intern in the Oval Office.
The interview itself is quite interesting, mainly because Seth Meyers does his best to prevent Conway from detouring with every question, which she is the master of. She also seems somewhat more flirty than usual.
Check it out here.