Boy bye! Seth Meyers has banned Donald Trump from appearing on Late Night With Seth Meyers. The comedian made the announcement during a “Closer Look” segment on Tuesday, June 14, in response to the presumptive Republican nominee revoking the Washington Post’s press credentials to his campaign events.
“Monday was a new low,” Meyers said. “For one thing, Trump banned a major newspaper from reporting on his campaign, and it’s not even the first time he’s done that.” The billionaire businessman has also blocked BuzzFeed, Politico, The Daily Beast and Univision from attending his events in recent months. “By election day, the only media outlets that are gonna be allowed on Trump’s campaign will be the National Enquirer and Rich Pricks Monthly,” the late-night host joked.
“We here at Late Night believe in freedom of the press and therefore have decided to stand in solidarity with them, so as long as the Washington Post is banned from Donald Trump’s campaign, Donald Trump will be banned from ever coming on this show,” Meyers announced. “You missed out, buddy.”
The drama began when the presidential hopeful appeared on Fox & Friends on Monday, June 13, to discuss the Orlando shootings. “We’re led by a man that is either not tough, not smart or he’s got something else in mind,” Trump said. “People cannot believe it. They cannot believe that President Obama is acting the ways he acts and can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ There’s something else going on.”
His comments led the Washington Post to write a story that same day about Trump seeming to imply that President Barack Obama sympathizes with terrorists, headlined, “Donald Trump Suggests President Obama Was Involved With Orlando Shooting.” About an hour and a half later, the headline was changed to “Donald Trump Seems to Connect President Obama to Orlando Shooting.”
When Trump got word of the story, he took to social media to ban the outlet from covering any of his campaign events. “Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post,” he wrote on Facebook on Monday, June 13.
At one point, Trump was scheduled to make an appearance on Late Night but canceled “not for any reason outside the normal campaign reasons,” Meyers told Variety in April. “I think at this point, we are perfectly satisfied with not having him on.”
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