Seth Meyers takes "A Closer Look" at Trump’s rocky transition and Steve Bannon hiring

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Donald Trump's presidential bid included three different campaign managers, so perhaps it's unsurprising that the president-elect is having a similarly turbulent time filling out important parts of his cabinet. On Tuesday's Late Show, host Seth Meyers took "A Closer Look" at Trump's transition team, starting with his most controversial hire. 

Meyers speaks at length about Trump's appointing of Steve Bannon as his chief strategist. The former chief executive of Breitbart News has caused alarm with such a high position in Trump's cabinet, given the site's ties with white nationalism. It's such a terrifying prospect, in fact, it has Glenn Beck describing his White House appointment as "terrifying." 

"You know the world has gone insane when Glenn Beck and Bernie Sanders are on the same page," Meyers says. "For them to be on the same page, the book has to be one page long." The contents of said page? "We're all F#@!ed. The End." 

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For Trump supporters, meanwhile, they should already be concerned by Trump as he begins to backpedal on some of his biggest campaign promises. As Meyers notes, he's already scaling back his plans for the wall with Mexico — maybe some parts will just be fencing? — and Mexico probably won't be paying for it. But Newt Gingrich is giving Trump credit for this effective "campaign device" in order to get elected. 

"A campaign device, or in layman's terms, a fucking lie," Meyers adds. 

As a result, Meyers suggests that Trump's "Make America Great Again" hats need an important asterisk next to "great," which would read: "Great is in no way a legally binding term. Customer shall assume responsibility for all consequences and liabilities that may result from making America great again. Also for every one person who perceives something as great, there will be 10 to 15 people who perceive it as bad or terrible. Offer void in America." 

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Watch the segment from Tuesday's Late Night below: 

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