“Late Night” host Seth Meyers is one of the most critical television hosts of Donald Trump on current cable news networks. In fact, Meyers began his criticism of Trump back in 2011 at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, thet night which was an important spark in Trump’s decision to actually mount a campaign for the 2016 election.
On Tuesday, Meyers announced he was banning Trump from his show on Tuesday night in response to Trump’s ban of The Washington Post. “So, ball is in your court, Donald,” Meyers said on Wednesday night show, reiterating the ban. “Either rescind your Washington Post ban or you’re not allowed to appear on a show you have no interest in appearing on. Although maybe not that you can’t have it, you’re changing your mind.”
Trump then responded in a statement to Variety, revealing he’s repeatedly declined invitations to appear on the show.
“He has begged me to do the show for the last two years. I have told him emphatically ‘no,’” Trump said in his statement, lampooning Meyers. “I only like doing shows with good ratings, which as everybody knows, I only make better by a lot.”
Meyers has yet to respond.