Seth Meyers. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)

In an interview this week with Time magazine, President Trump defended himself against his critics by saying, “I can’t be doing so badly — because I’m president and you’re not.”

On Thursday’s edition of “Late Night With Seth Meyers” the host and SNL alum noted that the line sounded a lot like Chevy Chase’s famous “Weekend Update” catchphrase: “I’m Chevy Chase and you’re not.”

“Okay, I didn’t mind when you talked dirty to Billy Bush or when you told Russia to hack Hillary’s emails, but when you start stealing bits from ‘Weekend Update’ anchors, it is on,” he joked.

The president has been known to watch and tweet negative critiques of NBC’s late-night sketch comedy show, which has been relentless in skewering his campaign and the early days of his administration. He has called the show “unwatchable,” “totally biased” and “the worst of NBC.”

Meyers anchored “Weekend Update” for eight seasons during his time on “Saturday Night Live,” and the segment has had a clear influence on his own NBC late-night show.


Trump isn’t the first president ‘Saturday Night Live’ has skewered. But this feud stands out.

Seth Meyers needed to find his place in late night. Then Donald Trump ran for president.