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Seth Meyers Stands by His Donald Trump Ban, Mostly Because Trump Would Never Do His Show in the First Place

In his monologue about the Orlando shootings on Monday, Seth Meyers announced that Donald Trump would not be allowed on his show until he allowed Washington Post reporters back at his campaign events. Trump, who has been no big fan of Meyers ever since Meyers insulted him at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner (and possibly even before that), responded to the ban with a statement: “He has begged me to do the show for the last two years. I have told him emphatically ‘no’ … I only like doing shows with good ratings, which as everybody knows, I only make better (by a lot).” Trump has also gone after Meyers on Twitter several times in the last few years, the preferred insult being that Meyers has “marbles in his mouth.”

Last night on Late Night, Meyers stood by his ban, since, as he argued, Trump would never appear on the show in the first place. “We instituted this ban despite the fact that he’s never been here, or asked to be here, or would ever be caught dead here, and I just think that takes an amazing amount of courage on our part,” Meyers said. “Ball is in your court, Donald, either rescind your Washington Post ban, or you are not allowed to appear on a show that you have no interest in appearing on. Or maybe now that you can’t have it, you’re changing your mind.” Damn, those mouth marbles can be pretty cutting.

Seth Meyers Stands by His Donald Trump Ban