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Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers Respond To Donald Trump Slamming Late Night Hosts, Asking For Equal Time

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Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers are responding to Donald Trump after he slammed late night hosts. The president also argued he should get “equal time” on television. See their reactions below.

On Saturday morning, Trump tweeted, “Late Night host are dealing with the Democrats for their very “unfunny” & repetitive material, always anti-Trump! Should we get Equal Time?” He went on in a second tweet, “More and more people are suggesting that Republicans (and me) should be given Equal Time on T.V. when you look at the one-sided coverage?” It’s unclear what specifically sparked the president’s messages, but, as Gossip Cop reported, Hillary Clinton was on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” earlier this week. And on Friday, after Brooke Shields recalled on “Watch What Happens Live” the time Trump asked her out, Stephen Colbert mocked him for hitting on her during his “Late Show” monologue.

As of this posting, neither Colbert nor Fallon has reacted to Trump’s tweets. But Meyers, who hosts “Late Night,” tweeted back, “We’d love to have you! Studio located at 15 Penguin Avenue, Antarctica.” While he was obviously kidding about having the president on the show, Kimmel replied with a suggestion that would have Trump on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” a lot. He responded, “Excellent point Mr. President! You should quit that boring job – I’ll let you have my show ALL to yourself #MAGA.” Donald Trump Jr. actually wrote back to Kimmel with a change of subject, saying, “Thoughts on Harvey Weinstein? #askingforafriend.” As Gossip Cop previously reported, also on Saturday morning, Don Jr. slammed Hillary Clinton for her silence on the Weinstein scandal, and Kimmel was a target of his tweets, too.

Meanwhile, Trevor Noah’s “The Daily Show” tweeted to Trump, “That’s fair. In the spirit of equal time, here’s 5 minutes of you on ‘Access Hollywood.'” In addition, Don Cheadle retweeted MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin, who pointed out, “Remember: Republicans repealed the Fairness Doctrine, giving rise to the ‘one-sided’ Limbaughs and Hannitys of the world.” And Judd Apatow retweeted Kurt Andersen, who told Trump, “‘Equal time’ refers to candidates’ air time—e.g. the unequal time you got in 2016. You mean the Fairness Doctrine, repealed by GOP in 1980s.” Kimmel and Trump are pictured above in 2016.

 


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