Woody Harrelson Had a Bizarre Dinner with Trump, Melania and Jesse Ventura

Woody Harrelson Had a Bizarre Dinner with Trump, Melania and Jesse Ventura


-It’s an “SNL” week. We’re
in the back half of the week, so you’re getting closer to it. This is your
fourth time hosting. -Fourth time.
-Yeah. [ Laughter ] You flexed your live muscles a
different way earlier this year. You did that live “All in the
Family,” which was fantastic. -Oh, thank you. Thank you. -And was that a different
kind of live pressure than “SNL” or was it similar for you? -You know, live, generally,
I find a little bit daunting. -Yeah.
-You know? But I think that’s part
of the, you know, attraction. -Yeah.
-Get the blood up. -You had a —
There was a long — [ Laughter ] There was a long gap between
your second and third “SNL.” I think it was basically,
like, ’92 to ’14, and now you’re repeating it
pretty soon after. Does that mean
you’re digging it? It’s good to be back?
-Oh, it’s great to be back. I was supposed to do one in ’97, but I had some, uh, issues
I won’t get into, and… Yeah, I was down in Costa Ric– It doesn’t matter.
Anyway, uh… -There was probably,
like, weather. It was your flight and weather.
Probably something like that. -That kind of thing.
And, so, that was ’97. So I would have had
the five-year thing where you get the jacket.
-Yeah. -But that will have to wait. -Yeah, that will be
in the future. You’ll appreciate it more.
You know, you’re wiser. -Oh, yeah. -See, you’re a —
you’re a laid-back guy. You live in Maui, not L.A.
I think that must be helpful. What brought you to living there
in the first place? -Maui?
-Yeah. -Well, I ran into this fella
named Willie Nelson. And, uh, we had a little sesh. You know? Hung out.
You know? Reason together. And — And he says to me
at the end of our conversation, he says, “hey, man, you know,
I have — I live — I have a place on Maui. If you’re ever there and
you want to come hang out, you’re welcome to.” I was like, “Yeah, I think
I’ll do that. That’s cool.” And so that’s it. -Wow.
-Willie brought us over. -So, the first time you
were there at Willie’s place, did you know right away, “Oh,
this is where I want to be”? -You know what it was? Uh, yes. That is what it was. [ Laughter ] -I can’t believe
it has been ten years since the first “Zombieland.” It feels very recent to me,
’cause the film seems — You know, it’s a lot of people
that have obviously stuck around like Jesse and Emma Stone and
Abigail Breslin and yourself. Did it feel weird
that it was ten years later? Or did it feel like you guys were just getting the gang
back together? -To tell you the truth, Seth, felt like no time
had passed at all. -Yeah.
Is that, though, in general, how you feel about things?
-That’s generally — Yeah. Yeah. It’s just, like,
the weirdest continuum. Fred gets me on this. Yeah. Yeah, I can just tell the way — Just your knowledge
of art and Monet. -Yeah, just, like, lock in —
Multiple timelines at once. -Right.
I mean, Monet’s out there telling them to turn — So, anyway… -You get to — You guys —
Not to give too much away, you end up at Graceland
in the film, and you’re — An Elvis Presley impersonation
you did was what convinced you to get into acting, I’ve heard.
Is that true? -[ As Elvis ]
“Well, uh, actually, yeah. Yeah, yeah.” -I mean, who can turn that down? [ Cheers and applause ] Was it fun to put the suit on?
-You know, it was kind of fun. I got to say, it made me —
It just — As I walked around,
I felt like The King. -Yeah.
-For a little while. -Was this a thing
when you did growing up — At what age were you doing Elvis in a way that was
delighting an audience? -Yeah. I was in high school, and, you know,
I used to do a little imitation for the guys
on the football bus. And so some of the guys were in
the library, and they’re, like, trying to get me to do —
“Do your Elvis.” “Can’t do it in here, man. There’s a lot of people
in here.” “Just do it.
You can do it quiet.” “No, I can’t do it quiet.
I don’t know how to…” Well, anyway,
I don’t know if it was there — You know, somehow
they prevailed on me or just my inner performer
came out. And I started singing it, you
know, kind of quiet at first. ♪ Well, bless my soul,
what’s wrong with me? ♪ -Yeah, that’s very good.
-You know? [ Cheers and applause ] Oh. Thank you very much. [ Cheers and applause ] And, you know, it gets — The song, you know,
kind of elevates. ♪ My heart beats so,
it scares me to death ♪ And then I hopped up
on the table, and then everybody
was gathered around clapping, and then at the very end of it,
they seemed to be — They seemed to like it, and this gal Robin Rogers
came up to me, and she said, “I’m vice president
of the drama club. Would you like to come
try out for a play?” -Really?
-I said, “You know what? Robin Rogers wants me
to try out for a play. I’ll try out for a play.” -And that’s — So she always
scouted in the library. That’s the first time
it paid off. You — I read a story
that you told recently in an interview
that blew my mind. That you went to dinner
with Jesse Ventura, who was a wrestler and
then the governor of Minnesota. And that was the — That
used to be the craziest thing, is that a pro wrestler was
then the governor of a state. -Right.
-Back in quainter times. -Yeah.
-But you were friends with him. Yes?
-Yeah. -And then in 2004, you went out
to dinner with Donald Trump. -2002.
-2002. Donald Trump and Melania. Oh, right, because Donald Trump
wanted him, Jesse, to be his running mate
for the Democratic primary in 2004. -That’s true.
-What was that dinner like? -Um…
[ Clears throat ] Ohh… It — It was
a little bit tedious. I’ll be honest.
-Yeah. -And no disrespect to our
current incumbent, but, uh… Uh, yeah, I had to just
walk out after a while. You know, when the guy’s
just talky, talky, talky… -He’s — Yeah. So, of
the four of you at the table, what percentage of the talking
would you think he did? -He did about 98. [ Laughter ] Melania did about a .01. And, you know,
I think I got maybe 1%. -Yeah, yeah.
-But part of it, we included, “Can I — Can you
excuse me for a moment?” And I had to walk out
and fire one out just to… [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] -Good advice. Good advice
for all of us in the moment. If you can find a moment
to step away and fire one up, that’ll help you through this
tough, turbulent political time. I can’t wait for Saturday to
see you back out there again. Thanks so much for being here.
-Thank you, Seth. Pleasure. -Woody Harrelson, everybody.

100 Comments

  1. Woody always been a great dude. Watching him act like a fresh off the turnip truck bartender was some funny days.

  2. Why do so many people not respect the opinions of Trump supporters as they do with other controversial topics?

    Dennis Horvitz, Card-carrying atheist activist.
    Answered Aug 28 · Upvoted by Barry Keene, Former Legislator (Majority Leader); Gen Services Director; Judiciary Chair
    I posted this elsewhere, but I will use it here as well.
    Why do liberals think Trump supporters are stupid?
    The following is by Florida writer Adam-Troy Castro.
    An anguished question from a Trump supporter: "Why do liberals think Trump supporters are stupid?"
    The serious answer: Here’s what we really think about Trump supporters – the rich, the poor, the malignant and the innocently well-meaning, the ones who think and the ones who don't…
    That when you saw a man who had owned a fraudulent University, intent on scamming poor people, you thought "Fine."
    That when you saw a man who had made it his business practice to stiff his creditors, you said, "Okay."
    That when you heard him proudly brag about his own history of sexual abuse, you said, "No problem."
    That when he made up stories about seeing Muslim-Americans in the thousands cheering the destruction of the World Trade Center, you said, "Not an issue."
    That when you saw him brag that he could shoot a man on Fifth Avenue and you wouldn't care, you chirped, "He sure knows me."
    That when you heard him illustrate his own character by telling that cute story about the elderly guest bleeding on the floor at his country club, the story about how he turned his back and how it was all an imposition on him, you said, "That's cool!"
    That when you saw him mock the disabled, you thought it was the funniest thing you ever saw.
    That when you heard him brag that he doesn't read books, you said, "Well, who has time?"
    That when the Central Park Five were compensated as innocent men convicted of a crime they didn't commit, and he angrily said that they should still be in prison, you said, "That makes sense."

    That when you heard him tell his supporters to beat up protesters and that he would hire attorneys, you thought, "Yes!"

    That when you heard him tell one rally to confiscate a man's coat before throwing him out into the freezing cold, you said, "What a great guy!"
    That you have watched the parade of neo-Nazis and white supremacists with whom he curries favor, while refusing to condemn outright Nazis, and you have said, "Thumbs up!"
    That you hear him unable to talk to foreign dignitaries without insulting their countries and demanding that they praise his electoral win, you said, "That's the way I want my President to be."
    That you have watched him remove expertise from all layers of government in favor of people who make money off of eliminating protections in the industries they're supposed to be regulating and you have said, "What a genius!"
    That you have heard him continue to profit from his businesses, in part by leveraging his position as President, to the point of overcharging the Secret Service for space in the properties he owns, and you have said, "That's smart!"
    That you have heard him say that it was difficult to help Puerto Rico because it was the middle of water and you have said, "That makes sense."
    That you have seen him start fights with every country from Canada to New Zealand while praising Russia and quote, "falling in love" with the dictator of North Korea, and you have said, "That's statesmanship!"
    That Trump separated children from their families and put them in cages, managed to lose track of 1500 kids. has opened a tent city incarceration camp in the desert in Texas – he explains that they’re just “animals” – and you say, “well, ok then.”
    That you have witnessed all the thousand and one other manifestations of corruption and low moral character and outright animalistic rudeness and contempt for you, the working American voter, and you still show up grinning and wearing your MAGA hats and threatening to beat up anybody who says otherwise.
    What you don't get, Trump supporters in 2019, is that succumbing to frustration and thinking of you as stupid may be wrong and unhelpful, but it's also…hear me…charitable.
    Because if you're NOT stupid, we must turn to other explanations, and most of them are less ‘flattering.'

  3. Funny thing, if Trump were a boring talkative Hollywood director or co-star, we still would've heard how great the guy was and maybe even heard a cute little anecdotal story. Why? Because that's just what you do on a talk show.

  4. The decidedly young crowd doesn't have a higher standard as to what is funny. They cheer and hoot & holler over……..nothing at all.

  5. This where I wanna be, sharing time in Maui and some Hawaii'n with Willie. Better than hearing Donny constantly jab, even after firing one up.

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  7. It remains remarkable that the toughest, most masculine actor this day and age got his global recognition as the dopey part-time bartender in Cheers 😀

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  8. Woody is dead inside. He’s smoked so much weed he’s lost his mind. Just look at him. Such a shame. He used to be good.

  9. what you are looking for is at 5:28 but appart from saying Trump talked the whole time, nothing else was divulged. You are welcome.

  10. Woody is one of the actors who has most surprised me in life. Being of equal age and watching all of his choices, it's gratifying to see him standing at the top of the mountain, doing whatever he pleases.

  11. Woody's face looks radiant, like Oprah Jeanine Osmond and Ventura's face? Sent them the new-molecular South-spun electron fluid concept (at) http://youtu.be/YWApeCYob1U http://youtu.be/F054MSUzgHU

  12. Does Seth Myers want to go back to snl? Every time I hear this guy, he’s talking about snl. Just get over it. It’s over. Goddddd already.

  13. Who else think some of the talk show hosts will be out of a job after Pres Trump leaves office? We know that tard Steven clobert will….

  14. I love how Woody had to close his eyes and sigh when recalling how unbearable Trump was. It made me laugh so hard when I initially saw this.

  15. How much does it pay to give dirty on don Trump. He once told me and pinky he was going to take over the world….. 1.5 mil I'll tell it live on TV

  16. I love the mental image of Woody Harrelson wandering naked through his Marijuana fields at midnight with a knowing smile on his face.

  17. The Fact that Trump has flip flopped from Democratic to Republican should Tell All you people what you need to know…him and Ghoul-iani are scum bags who would sell their souls just to get some time in the limelight

  18. Not only was the All in the Family reboot not fantastic Seth Meyer a total Hollywood ass wipe. The ratings for an old Carol Burnett at 2 in the morning are better than Seth Meyers. Nobody's watching.

  19. Ok so your an actor who reads lines that is written for him … and oh let’s see President Trump .. 1st .. gets billions from NATO countries that weren’t paying their fair share ..Makes us aware of how China has been ripping us off for decades ..the lowest unemployment in years ..Shows how bias the liberal media is .. puts thousand of pedophiles in jail .and list goes on and on while the media and the demon rats have hounded him every day for three yrs … YET ,you an Seth talk about your mindless life and how you had to lite one up .. when P. Trump was talking …Can anyone else see the disconnect here … how backwards it’s become .. if we don’t wake up this will truly become a ZOMBIE LAND…

  20. Wait, i find it hard to believe that with jesse ventura at the table that trump did 98% of the talking. Jesse loves to talk himself

  21. Wait, another brave entertainer criticizing Trump? Probably, like in this interview, Woody had nothing to say except a bunch of cool guy, hearwhatimsayin, wink nod – nonsense.

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