Seth Meyers Bans Donald Trump From ‘Late Night’

NBC may have been Donald Trump’s one-time reality TV home, but Seth Meyers is banning the presumptive Republican presidential nominee from his talk show on the Peacock Network.

The “Late Night” host cheekily made the annocment on Tuesday night in response to Trump revoking the Washington Post’s press credentials after complaining about a headline. The paper reported that Trump had suggested President Barack Obama sympathized with terrorists after not using the phrase “radical Islam” in response to Sunday’s Orlando shooting.

Meyers said the ban would hold as long as the Post was blocked from Trump’s campaign events.

“Sure, Trump didn’t explicitly say it,” Meyers said. “He implied it with all the subtlety of an eighth grader’s cologne.”


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“But Trump’s vague innuendo is no accident. This is a strategy he uses to try to appeal to the outer fringes while also avoiding accountability.”

Meyers also denounced Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric.

“To be clear, this is bigotry, plain and simple,” he said. “To claim that any group of people — immigrants or anyone else — has anything in common with a terrorist murderer simply based on their ethnic background or religion … is dangerous and wrong.”

Trump was set to make a “Late Night” appearance at one point, but backed out “not for any reason outside the normal campaign reasons,” Meyers told Variety in April. “I wouldn’t want to put myself in Donald Trump’s head, mostly for lack of synonyms.”

“I think at this point, we are perfectly satisfied with not having him on,” Meyers told us.

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  1. Seth myers is clueless about muslims. Sadly While I don’t like trump and still dont plan on voting for him, he knows more about them.
    Finally, Omar didn’t kill them because of his religion. He killed them because he hated gays. He wanted to control the narrative after his death so he called around and declared he supported isis for that reason.

  2. Does anyone watch Seth Meyers? Is his point of view relevant?

  3. Doug says:

    You are now banned from my TV. You have a twobit show anyway. Trump is the main man.

  4. Gloria says:

    He’s a complete nobody, that’s who Seth Meyers is.

  5. Eric says:

    Maybe Seth Meyers and NBC brass can’t stand the fact that James Corden and Nightline are getting better ratings. Plus, there’s no telling whether Meyers was the right pick to host Late Night, since Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show… and whether or not SNL would want him back, if Late Night doesn’t work out. NBC could always cut their losses on Seth Meyers, assuming Meyers’ contract is coming up for renewal, and find a new Late Night host.

  6. Pam says:

    I don’t mind comics making jokes about candidates but to ban them from show when clearly a large number of Americans have voted Trump in as a nominee shows little respect for the American people. I do not expect to watch his show in the future

  7. Tom says:

    Sadly it shows that Seth Meyers has no confidence in his ability to conduct an interview. The Edward R Murrows and Mike Wallaces would be begging him to come on their show and fully dissect them. Seth Meyers is there to do fluff.

  8. Gloria says:

    Seth Meyers is denying 23,000 people the right to watch Donald Trump on his late show.

  9. EricJ says:

    Yeah, yeah, we know, Don: “He’s being totally unprofessional, and stepping on my First Amendment rights, he should not be allowed to host a talk show–I think NBC should cancel his show immediately!”
    Am I in the general ballpark?

  10. Connie Courtney says:

    Who watches Seth Meyers anyway? I mean really.

  11. Michelle Finegan says:

    This man is vile we have to stop him before he turns our country into the land of the hateful

  12. Abdul says:

    HRC butt monkey lets the mask slip to no one’s surprise.

  13. Marc says:

    Trump is like Steve Jobs, he knows what you want before you want it. Trump makes a lot of sense.

    • Ricky Lee Jones says:

      Only to those who lack brain cells, common sense and morality does he make any sense. Fuhrer Drumpf will never win the Presidency. The majority of Americans see right through his racism and xenophobia.

  14. Sal Goldberg says:

    Clearly Seth has never read the Koran. I have. Twice. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

  15. JD says:

    Seth just trying to get some press. Nobody’s watching, Seth

  16. Neil McGowan says:

    I watch him, and I approve.

  17. Really, Seth? Really?

  18. Rick Katz says:

    As if anyone’s watching Seth Meyers anyway.

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