"He has begged me to do the show for the last two years," the billionaire businessman said about Meyers in a statement to Variety on Wednesday. "I have told him emphatically, 'No.' I only like doing shows with good ratings, which as everybody knows, I only make better (by a lot)."
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Meyers imposed the Trump ban after the White House hopeful revoked the Washington Post's press credentials for a headline that he disagreed with, calling them "phony" in a Facebook post.
"Sure, Trump didn't explicitly say it," Meyers said Tuesday night. "He implied it with all the subtlety of an eighth grader's cologne."
"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."