The Late Night host addressed Donald Trump‘s election win on Wednesday night’s show with humor, but the 42-year-old father couldn’t help but get emotional while addressing the nation’s first Madam President — whoever she may be.
“I do really feel for the parents who had to explain this to their kids this morning — especially parents with daughters because a lot of them, like me, probably thought Hillary would be our first woman president. But she won’t be,” said Meyers. “But that does mean — that does mean— that someone’s daughter is out there right now who will one day have that title. And maybe you’re a woman who’s currently a senator, maybe you’re still in college, hopefully you’re not a toddler — but who knows. With the way things went last night, who knows.”
He continued, “The fact is, we don’t know who you are, but I imagine this moment today will be a defining one for you. One that will make you work harder, and strive farther, and whoever you are, I hope I live to see your inauguration.”
Meyers seemed to be on the brink of tears as he spoke about his mother.
“And I hope my mom does too,” he added. “She was really excited yesterday, and um, I was really sad for her.”
Of course, the Saturday Night Live alum couldn’t address the Trump presidency without a little bit of humor, which was sprinkled with optimism.
“I am hopeful for President Trump, because hope is always the best possible path to take,” he said. “And one thing that makes me hopeful is we know from interviews he’s given over the years that he has, at any given point, held every position on every issue. He’s been pro-choice, pro-life, for the Iraq war, against the Iraq war — pretty much his only consistent position has been anti-Rosie O’Donnell.”
Although he’s been wrong about Trump’s rise at every chapter, he hopes his streak continues.
“When he first came down the escalator at Trump Tower and announced, I boldly said on this show it was a stunt, and he would never really run. I then said he would never win the GOP nomination, and I certainly didn’t think he would be our next president,” said Meyers. “But the good news is, based on this pattern of me being wrong on every one of my Donald Trump predictions, he’s probably going to be a great f—— president! Let’s just hope this trajectory holds.”