Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican nominee for president, but the businessman is still fighting allegations that his campaign is courting racists and white supremacists. Comedian Seth Meyers took a look at Trump's latest controversy Wednesday on NBC's "Late Night."
Meyers used his "Closer Look" segment to break down the controversy surrounding Donald Trump's campaign listing white nationalist and former KKK member William Johnson as a delegate from California for the GOP convention. Meyers played a robocall that Johnson had recorded in support of Trump that featured some shocking, racially charged sentiments.
“The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called ‘racist' ... few schools have beautiful white children as the majority. [There is] gradual genocide against the white race,” Johnson said in the recorded call sent to voters in Vermont and Minnesota. “Donald Trump is not racist, but Donald Trump is not afraid. Don’t vote for a Cuban. Vote for Donald Trump.”
Meyers had a field day with the divisive comments.
"A couple of things, 'beautiful white children’ should only be said in a confession at the end of an episode of 'Law and Order,'" Meyers joked. "And the phrase 'Donald Trump is not racist' is a lot less convincing when it comes after the phrase 'gradual genocide against the white race.'"
Meyers went on to mock how some white nationalists are switching their public support from Trump to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in a transparent effort to damage her campaign.
The Trump campaign dismissed the Johnson controversy as a clerical error and promptly dumped the white nationalist as a delegate. However, Trump has run into trouble over ties to white nationalists before. In February, Trump drew criticism after initially refusing to disavow the support of former KKK leader David Duke.