Jimmy Kimmel moved his ABC late-night show from Los Angeles to Brooklyn for a week, partly to make it easier to snag Donald Trump. But the GOP presidential candidate was a late cancellation.
Kimmel made comedic hay of that, but it also raised questions about why the White House hopeful bypassed a chance at free media after accepting nearly every other late-night invitation.
“[Trump] did want me to relay the message to you that if he had been here, he would’ve been great,” Kimmel said.
“I’m dying to find out what this major political commitment was,” Kimmel said in citing the reason for the no-show. “Usually, it means he had to go on CNN to call someone an idiot or something. Why did he cancel? We told him there were cameras here, right?”
Two days later, Trump has not replied to Kimmel via Twitter.
But Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said her boss will be on Kimmel’s show when he returns to Los Angeles.
“Unfortunately Mr. Trump now has a political obligation that will prevent him from joining as planned, but we have rescheduled to join in-studio in LA over the next few weeks,” Hicks was quoted as saying.
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