After Seth Meyers opted to ban Donald Trump from appearing on Late Night, the presumptive Republican nominee fired back in expected fashion: insulting Meyers' program, and insinuating that he's been asked to appear on the show for a while, but has resisted.
"He has begged me to do the show for the last two years," Trump said in a statement, according to Variety. "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)."
Meyers originally imposed the ban Tuesday during one of his "Closer Look" segments on the Trump's response to Sunday's mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In addition to piling on his anti-Muslim rhetoric, Trump took exception to some of the headlines from publications such as the Washington Post, when he seemed to draw a connection between terrorist groups like the Islamic State group and President Barack Obama during a radio interview.
Trump then banned the Washington Post from receiving press credentials for campaign coverage.
Thus, Meyers' ban was a form of solidarity with the publication more than anything else.
"Trump's vague innuendo is no accident," Meyers said Tuesday on his show. "This is a strategy he uses to try to appeal to the outer fringes while also avoiding accountability ... as long as the Washington Post is banned from Donald Trump's campaign, Donald Trump will be banned from ever coming on this show."
"To be fair, he wasn't coming on anyway," Meyers jokingly concluded. "He had no interest in being here."
You can check out Meyers' full breakdown of Trump's response to the Orlando shooting below: