In a piece of news which comes as a surprise to no one, Donald Trump apparently does not have a sense of humor. (I know! I’m just as not shocked as you are!)
As you probably already know, Seth Meyers famously roasted Donald Trump during the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, saying, “Trump has been saying he will run for president as a Republican, which is surprising, since I just assumed he was running as a joke”
Well, according to a recent POLITICO interview, Meyers apparently invited Trump to appear as a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2015, a few months before Trump launched his campaign. Trump apparently demanded that Meyers issue an apology for his WHCD comments before he would consider coming on the show. The request was issued by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.
Meyers obviously wasn’t going to issue an apology, and he noted in the interview how stunning it was that Trump was still fuming over the jokes, years later. This is evidenced by Trump’s comments this year’s entertainer, Michelle Wolf’s. Trump tweeted that Wolf “couldn’t even deliver her lines — much like the Seth Meyers weak performance.”
Meyers says that the comment “makes me feel good.”
“When he says, ‘There’s a weak case for collusion,’ I feel as though, ‘Oh, he doesn’t understand what weak means,’” Meyers continued. “I just think it means he doesn’t like it. He wishes it would go away. And I am judgmental on my performances. There are things that I’ve done that I think, ‘Oh, that was flat.’ I don’t walk around thinking everything I did was great. But I look back on that night and I’m like, ‘Oh, anybody who thinks that’s weak has a misunderstanding.’”
In Meyers’ opinion, Trump’s inability to take a joke has been key in perpetuating all of the jokes about him.
“[Trump] turned himself into an object of ridicule,” Meyers says. “This is a case of judo, where you’re using someone else’s momentum against them. It’s not like we’re attacking. We’re just sort of like steering his weight and letting him take himself down.”