Seth Meyers: Trump's biggest campaign promise was 'a f---ing lie'

Seth Meyers took a look at the days since Donald Trump won the presidential election for signs on how he'll govern, and found lots of mixed messages.

First, he took a look at the president-elect's personnel hires.

"There already seems to be two centers of gravity in Trump-world right now," the host said of the appointments in a new edition of "A Closer Look" on Tuesday's "Late Night."

"You've got incoming chief of staff and elf on the shelf, Reince Priebus, who comes from the establishment wing," he continued. "And then, you have chief strategist, the former chairman of Breitbart News, a website adored by white nationalists." That's Steve Bannon.

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Bound for the rigors of business school in the future, Donald Trump received discipline at an early age by attending a military academy. There, he reportedly excelled in extracurricular activities such as being the Honor Cadet.

Donald Trump in the New York Military Academy's 1964 yearbook

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As someone who loves the art of negotiation, Donald Trump was able to negotiate New York City to provide a 40-year tax abatement for the Grand Hyatt Hotel — the first ever granted to a commercial property.

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Master renovator: Trump offered to renovate decrepit areas in need, such as a long-closed ice-skating rink, at no profit to himself, after the city's renovation effort went through five years of delays and more than double the original cost estimate.

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Trump's enterprise also stretched out into sports, where he was the original owner of the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - CIRCA 1983: Team Owner Donald Trump announces he has signed Herschel Walker to play running back for the New Jersey Generals in New Jersey. Walker played for the General form 1983-85.

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Trump owns a fleet of luxury helicopters.

Donald Trump, real estate mogul, entrepreneur, and billionare, utilizes his personal helicopter to get around on August 1987 in New York City.

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Trump was also notorious for befriending attractive supermodels. His first wife, Ivana, a Czech-American, was a member of the social elite.

Ivana Trump and Donald Trump are seen in December 1982 in New York City.

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No expense was spared for his belongings, as Donald Trump once paid the sultan of Brunei $30 million for a nearly 300-foot yacht.

American businessman Donald Trump and his wife Ivana sit at a table on board their luxury yacht The Trump Princess, anchored outside the Water Club, New York City, July 1988.

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To test the political waters, the potential Reform Party presidential candidate traveled to several areas to address party leaders.

New York real estate developer Donald Trump (L) answers questions as Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura looks on in Brooklyn Park, January 7. Trump said on Friday he "very well might" make a run for president under the Reform Party banner but had not made a final decision. "I'm looking very seriously if I can win," he told reporters. "And if I can win, I believe I can do a very good job." Trump came to Minnesota to raise money for the party's highest elected official, Governor Ventura, who made it clear that he and the New York developer were on the same wavelength.

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Trump also enjoys tennis — he even played a round, wearing his traditional suit, against the legendary Serena Williams.

Developer Donald Trump talks with his former wife Ivana Trump during the men's final at the U.S. Open September 7, 1997. REUTERS/File Photo 

He also became the owner of the infamous Miss Universe beauty pageant for many years.

Donald Trump and Miss Connecticut USA Erin Brady poses onstage after winning the 2013 Miss USA pageant at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on June 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Unbeknownst to many, Donald Trump is a formidable opponent on the green. He owns 15 golf courses.

Donald Trump announced on Saturday, 11/9/02 a major addition to his West Coast properties as he purchased the Ocean Trails Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. He discussed the improvements and additions to the club to members of the Rancho Palos Verdes community on Saturday morning. Ocean Trails made headlines in 1999 when days before its scheduled opening, part of the course's 18th hole slid into the Pacific Ocean. The club will reopen in June, 2003 under Trump's direction. 

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Sometimes, negotiating can be a tough sport. What better way to exert your dominance by taking the center stage among the world's most bombastic figures?

Donald Trump, Stone Cold Steve Austin and WWE wrestler Bobby Lashley get ready to shave Vince McMahon's head after McMahons lost the main event of the night, 'Hair vs. Hair', between Vince McMahon and Donald Trump. WrestleMania 23 at Detroit's Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on April 1, 2007.

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As the fog of the political battlefield has cleared on the Republican side, Trump is now preparing for a likely battle with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump (C), flanked by his children Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr., addresses the media in Chicago May 10, 2006. Trump was in Chicago to speak about his Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago that is being built on the old site of the Chicago Sun-Times building on the north side of the Chicago River.

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Being the entertaining host, Trump also spared no expense in providing a spectacular show for friends and family.

 Developer and multi-millionaire Donald Trump (R) watches as ex-wife Marla Maples gets a kiss from Earl Sinclair of TV's 'Dinosaurs' during lunch at the Trump Plaza Hotel November 2, 1992. REUTERS/Henry Ray Abrams

As a self-proclaimed family man, Trump attended many public events and television shows with his family, even before his current campaign.

 Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump attend U.S. Open Tennis Tournament on August 30, 1991 at Flushing Meadows Park in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

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Trump first started showing signs of interest for a possible bid for the US presidency with the formation of a presidential exploratory committee ahead of the 2000 election.

Billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump (R) talks with host Larry King after taping a segment of King's CNN talk show, in New York October 7. Reuters

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In 2005, Donald Trump married fashion designer and model Melania Trump.

Real estate magnate Donald Trump (L) and Melania Trump leave Hollinger International's annual meeting at the Metropolitan Club in New York on May 22, 2003.

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Source: PolitiFact

As no stranger to the political process, Donald Trump was even acquainted with members of the judicial branch.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (L), serving as the grand marshal for the Daytona 500, speaks to Donald Trump  on the starting grid at the Daytona International Speedway February 14. JLS/ELD

Trump famously launched his presidential campaign in June 2015 by coming down an escalator in Trump Tower. Since then, he has weathered waves of controversy to become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

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Trump made his final appeal to voters in swing-states as the contentious campaign drew to a close.

 Donald Trump speaks at a rally at SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH, on Nov. 7, 2016, the night before election day. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

President-elect Trump at his election night party at the Hilton Hotel in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd during his election night event. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Meyers then pointed out that "history indicates [Priebus] will probably be less powerful than Bannon." And that's a scary prospect for even some Republicans, including conservative political commentator Glenn Beck.

"You know the world has gone insane when Glenn Beck and Bernie Sanders are on the same page," Meyers joked.

He then brought up the role of Trump's children during Trump's presidency. Although Trump once said he'd walk away from his businesses and let his kids run them in a so-called "blind trust," that doesn't quite jibe with what a blind trust actually is, particularly since Trump's kids are actively involved in the president-elect's transition team.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Seth Myers attends Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine for Scleroderma Research Foundation hosted by Bob Saget at Carolines On Broadway on November 7, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/WireImage for Scleroderma Research Foundation)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Comedian Seth Myers (L) and actor Jon Hamm attend the New Yorker White House Correspondents' dinner pre-party at The W Hotel, rooftop on April 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1548 -- Airdate 03/07/2009 -- Pictured: (l-r) Justin Timberlake, Seth Myers (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Actor Seth Myers attends Fashion's Night Out: The Show at Lincoln Center on September 7, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 17: Actor Seth Myers visits the Late Show with David Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theatre on March 17, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage)
Actor Seth Myers attends Fashion's Night Out: The Show at Lincoln Center on September 7, 2010 in New York City.
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 09: Comedian Seth Myers arrives for the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Comedy at the Kennedy Center on November 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. Tina Fey, creator of the television show 30 Rock, is the recipient of this year's prize. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Alexi Ashe and Seth Myers attend the Cinema Society & People StyleWatch with Grey Goose screening of 'Friends With Kids' at the SVA Theater on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Alexi Ashe and writer/comedian Seth Myers attend the 2012 Writers Guild East Coast Awards at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 19, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Alexi Ashe and Seth Myers attend the 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Actor Seth Myers (L) and guest arrive at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 03: (L-R) Arianna Huffington, actor/comedian Seth Myers and TV personality Padma Lakshmi attend the 2013 Cycle For Survival Benefit at Equinox Rock Center on March 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Alexi Ashe and honoree Seth Myers attend the 2014 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Alexi Ashe (L) and TV personality Seth Myers attend the 2014 Tiffany's Blue Book Gala at the Guggenheim Museum on April 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 0063 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Mike Myers and talent manager Shep Gordon during an interview with host Seth Meyers on June 18, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Designer Stella McCartney (L) and actor Seth Myers attend The 11th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: TV host Seth Myers attends Bloomberg Businessweek's 85th Anniversary Celebration at The American Museum of Natural History on December 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Comedian Seth Myers performs on stage during the New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation's 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Seth Myers attends TIME 100 Gala, TIME's 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 01: Seth Myers hangs out before the start of the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on November 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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"For a guy who's always talking about how good he is at business, he sure doesn't understand basic business terms," Meyers said.

And third, the host pointed out that Trump has softened on some of his campaign promises, specifically the wall between the US and Mexico. He said on Sunday's "60 Minutes" that he would consider fencing along parts of the border (of which there already is some). And Trump adviser Newt Gingrich said Trump probably won't spend a lot of time trying to get Mexico to pay for the wall, calling it "a great campaign device."

"A 'campaign device,' or in layman's terms, a f---ing lie," Meyers joked.

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White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon speaks with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive for their joint news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks walk along the colonnade ahead of a joint press conference by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (R) and Senior Counselor Steve Bannon board Air Force One at West Palm Beach International airport in West Palm Beach, Florida U.S., February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon (L) and senior aide Kellyanne Conway speak at meeting hosted by Trump with cyber security experts in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington January 31, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
FILE PHOTO: Chief White House strategist Steve Bannon (L) sits with Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (C) and senior advisor Stephen Miller during a swearing-in ceremony at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump (L-R), joined by Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, senior advisor Steve Bannon, Communications Director Sean Spicer and National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, speaks by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump signs a memorandum to security services directing them to defeat the Islamic State in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 28, 2017. Pictured with him are White House senior advisor Steve Bannon (L-R), National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Vice President Mike Pence, Deputy National Security Advisor K. T. McFarland, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, National Security Council Chief of Staff Keith Kellogg and senior advisor Kellyanne Conway. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Steve Bannon, Chief Strategist for US President-elect Donald Trump, talks on the phone outside Trump Tower in New York on December 9, 2016.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (R) and senior counselor Steve Bannon (L) hold meetings at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 28, 2016.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign CEO Steve Bannon is pictured backstage during a campaign event in Eau Claire, Wisconsin U.S. November 1, 2016.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign CEO Steve Bannon (R) is pictured talking to a reporter after a campaign event in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. October 29, 2016.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign CEO Steve Bannon holds a campaign rally the Reno-Sparks Convention Center November 5, 2016 in Reno, Nevada. With less than a week before Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign CEO Steve Bannon (C) listens to Trump speak during his final campaign rally on Election Day in the Devos Place November 8, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Trump's marathon last day of campaigning stretched past midnight and into Election Day.

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Steve Bannon gets off the plane with US President-elect Donald Trump arrives at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Kentucky, for the start of the 'USA Thank You Tour' at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 1, 2016.

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Steve Bannon, chief strategist for Donal Trump, leaves after the motorcade of US President-elect arrived at Trump Tower on December 10, 2016 in New York.

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Steve Bannon, (L) chief strategist for Donal Trump, exits Trump Tower on December 13, 2016 in New York.

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Steve Bannon, senior counselor to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, arrives to attend meetings between Trump and business leaders at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 28, 2016.

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