Jimmy Kimmel marvels over why he was dumped by Donald Trump

Donald Trump Backs Out of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Appearance
Donald Trump Backs Out of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Appearance

Donald Trump was scheduled to join Jimmy Kimmel on his special show from Brooklyn, New York, Tuesday and even the late-night host doesn't know why he pulled out last minute.

"You know Donald Trump was supposed to be here tonight -- but last night, his people called and canceled on us," Kimmel said in his opening monologue.

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"They were a little bit cryptic about why he canceled. They said 'he has a major political commitment, but he did want me to relay the message to you that — if he was here, he would have been great,'" Kimmel relayed to his ABC viewers.

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"I'm dying to find out what this major political commitment was. Usually, it means he has to go on CNN to call someone an idiot, or something," the late-night host observed.

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"Why did he cancel? We told him there were cameras here, right? Are Tuesday nights the night he volunteers down at the orphanage?" Kimmel went on to joke.

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"But don't worry, we're giving everyone in our audience a basketball dipped in cologne — so you can fully experience what it would have been like if he was here.

"The good news of Donald not being here tonight is, now we don't have to build a wall around Guillermo," he quipped about his Mexican-American sidekick.

The GOP frontrunner has already made appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert."

Kimmel had told CNN on Monday that Trump's appearance would not be a traditional interview. "I'm not interviewing him... It will be in studio, it'll be live, and it'll all make perfect sense when you see it," he said.

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"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" airs at 11:35 p.m. on ABC.

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