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For everyone's safety, Seth Meyers would like to unleash American Pharoah in the Oval Office

Last week, Vice President Mike Pence claimed that Triple Crown-winning racehorse and unlikely member of the Resistance American Pharoah bit him on the arm so hard that he nearly collapsed. Seth Meyers has no idea if this actually happened — American Pharoah's manager said this was all news to him — but he's hoping if it is true, the horse might be able to keep the U.S. out of war with Iran.

On Monday's Late Night, Meyers discussed President Trump's weekend tweets about the drone attacks on a Saudi Arabian oil facility and his backpedaling on overtures he made to Iran. Saudi Arabia and Iran are longtime foes, and the Saudis say Iran was behind the attack. Meyers said Trump is rewriting history because the Saudis want the U.S. to join them in a new conflict, and he's especially concerned over Trump tweeting that the U.S. is "locked and loaded" and "waiting to hear from [Saudi Arabia] as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!"

"Think about how insane this is," Meyers said. "The president of the United States, the guy who spent the entire campaign falsely claiming he wanted to stay out of the Middle East and would put America first, just threatened a war with Iran on Twitter and said he was waiting for Saudi Arabia to tell him what to do. I never thought I'd say this, but someone needs to let American Pharoah loose in the Oval Office. He doesn't even need to bite Trump, just chase him around for awhile, keep him distracted."

For more on Trump's possible personal financial motivations to help Saudi Arabia, and the possibility that Trump and Saudi King Salman switched bodies Freaky Friday-style while touching that weird orb in 2017, watch the video below. Catherine Garcia