After Oliver said Friday that he has no interest in having the Republican presidential candidate on his HBO show, Trump fired back on Saturday, claiming that “Last Week Tonight” did in fact call and ask him to be on the show.
.@thehill John Oliver had his people call to ask me to be on his very boring and low rated show. I said "NO THANKS" Waste of time & energy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2015
“Last Week Tonight,” however, wouldn’t let Trump have the last word. On Sunday, the show wrote on its Twitter account, “At no point did we invite Donald Trump,” linking to Trump’s tweet.
A couple of points…
1. Yes, we have a boring show.
2. At no point did we invite Donald Trump to appear on it.https://t.co/qjpg9FLb0V
— Last Week Tonight (@LastWeekTonight) November 1, 2015
The debacle started when Oliver said on “CBS This Morning” on Friday that he doesn’t “really care about him in any capacity,” speaking about Trump. Oliver maintained that Trump “said everything he has to say.”
Oliver has yet to interview any 2016 presidential candidate on his show.
This is hardly the first smackdown Trump has had with the media. Trump announced a boycott of Fox News in September, claiming the network had treated him “unfairly,” only to end it five days later with an interview with Bill O’Reilly.