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Jimmy Kimmel didn’t let Donald Trump get away with a last-minute cancelation on his show without some ribbing.
“You know Donald Trump was supposed to be here tonight,” the host, who’s currently broadcasting from Brooklyn, told a booing audience on Tuesday night. “And now, he’s glad he didn’t come, I guess.”
Kimmel said Trump’s people called on Monday night to cancel his appearance. He called their excuse “cryptic” and that he had another important political commitment.
“But he did want me to relay the message to you that if he had been here, he would’ve been great,” Kimmel said.
He went on to say that he couldn’t wait to hear what this political commitment was. “Why did he cancel? We told him there were cameras here, right?”
Trump has appeared this season on Kimmel’s late-show competitors – Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” on CBS and Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” on NBC.
His representative told Variety: “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.”