Seth Meyers recaps CNN's 2-hour GOP debate in 5 easy minutes

Seth Meyers recaps the fifth GOP debate
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The main event at Tuesday's night's CNN Republican presidential debate was supposed to be a brawl between Sen. Ted Cruz and "anti-Muslim traffic cone Donald Trump," Seth Meyers said in Wednesday's Late Night debate wrap-up. If you watched the debates — and statistically, there's a decent chance you did — then you already know that didn't happen. If you didn't watch, Meyers' five-minute recap will save you more than two hours in front of the television.

Trump was actually pretty subdued, Meyers said, as none of his rivals seemed willing to take him on. Well, none but one: Jeb! Meyers pumped Bush up with the Rocky theme, only to watch him fall to a Trump punch. "Oh man, watching Jeb try to take on Donald at debates is like watching YouTube videos of 15-second MMA fights," he said. Mostly, Meyers said, the debate focused on terrorism and national security, and amid all the dark pronouncements and prognostications, the GOP candidates unveiled their plan to stop ISIS: Destroy it. Or win. While most Republicans didn't propose anything Obama isn't already doing, Meyers said, their few new ideas were mostly terrible, especially Trump's pulling a page from the Al Capone playbook. You can watch Meyers' recap below. Peter Weber

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