Seth Meyers' Joke about Ivanka Trump at Fashion Awards Bombs

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Late Night host Seth Meyers faced a tough audience at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards Monday night. A couple of his jokes fell flat, particularly his joke about Ivanka Trump, which was so mean-spirited that even the catty and cutthroat members of the fashion industry refused to laugh.

It didn’t help that the jokes weren’t funny, but that hasn’t stopped liberal audiences from laughing at politically correct spiels masquerading as jokes before. As Meyers was performing in front of a friendly, like-minded audience, his “jokes” had to really stink on ice for them to bomb.

Via USA Today:

“Abercrombie & Fitch has announced it’s putting itself up for sale. Meanwhile, thanks to Donald Trump, the United States has become a Banana Republic,” he said, the room staying quiet.

More successful was his joke about the Trumps’ recent overseas trip. “It’s harder than ever to separate fashion from politics. First Lady Melania Trump made headlines recently after she decided not to wear a head cover while visiting Saudi Arabia,” he said. “Which was especially shocking, since her husband wears a head covering literally everywhere.”

But the crowd didn’t react as favorably to Meyers’ follow-up joke about Ivanka Trump’s Nordstrom line. “Big year for fashion designer Ivanka Trump,” he said. “I’ve heard her clothes are flying off the shelves in Nordstrom.”

Get it? Nordstrom in February dropped Ivanka Trump’s fashion line purportedly because of poor sales. #rimshot


In contrast, Meyers’ joke about President Trump wearing a head covering —  which was only mildly funny — got huge laughs: