'Last Week Tonight' Hits Back at Donald Trump: "At No Point" Was He Invited On
After Oliver said he doesn't want Trump on 'Last Week Tonight,' Trump claimed that the show's team had already reached out to him for an appearance.
Donald Trump is feuding with yet another member of the media.
After John Oliver said Friday on CBS This Morning that he wasn't interested in having Trump on his HBO talk show because he doesn't "really care about him in any capacity," the presidential candidate took to Twitter to respond.
"John Oliver had his people call to ask me to be on his very boring and low-rated show," Trump tweeted Saturday about Oliver's Last Week Tonight. "I said 'NO THANKS' Waste of time & energy!"
Oliver, who has not yet interviewed any presidential candidate on his show, told CBS This Morning that Trump has "said everything he has to say" and has "no internal monologue."
Oliver also called Trump an open book, adding: "That book doesn't have that many interesting words in it."
Trump's tweet is below.
.@thehill John Oliver had his people call to ask me to be on his very boring and low rated show. I said "NO THANKS" Waste of time & energy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2015
The official Twitter account for Oliver's Last Week Tonight responded to Trump's tweet on Sunday with the comment: "A couple of points... 1. Yes, we have a boring show. 2. At no point did we invite Donald Trump to appear on it."
A couple of points... 1. Yes, we have a boring show. 2. At no point did we invite Donald Trump to appear on it. https://t.co/qjpg9FLb0V— Last Week Tonight (@LastWeekTonight) November 1, 2015
A spokeswoman for Trump did not immediately respond to The Hollywood Reporter's request for comment.
Nov. 1, 10:15 a.m. Updated with Twitter response from Last Week Tonight.