Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Reminisce About Working With Trump on 'SNL'

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"He's not a guy who loves a good zinger at his expense," Meyers joked about the president, who played his father in a 2004 sketch.

Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers work in the same building, are back-to-back on NBC's late-night lineup, but it turns out they have even more in common. They also both starred in a sketch on SNL with President Donald Trump. 

The Late Night host appeared on Wednesday's Tonight Show to talk about the upcoming HRC Greater New York Gala and their shared history with the president. 

In 2004, they, with Horatio Sanz, starred in a sketch called "Fathers and Sons," in which Meyers played Trump's son who can't stop fighting with his dad on a show that was supposed to be about close father-son relationships. 

"I know you have this thing with Trump, I don't know when it started," said Fallon, joking about Meyers' continuing criticisms of the president on Late Night.

"Yea, Trump and I ... he doesn't love me," Meyers explained, joking that "it was funny because in that sketch, me and Trump, even as father and son, we didn't get along." 

Meyers, who also hosted the White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2011, said that might have been the night it all started. "He was not enjoying it," Meyers said. "He's not a guy who loves a good zinger at his expense." 

Fallon told Meyers that after Trump was on The Tonight Show, the host messed up his hair and "it got a pretty big reaction," referring to the backlash, with many critics claiming he "normalized" the controversial then-candidate. 

"I was insulted by the reaction because I know after that happened, you took some heat, and some people said you are the reason he won. And I'm so insulted by that because I am the reason he won," Meyers joked. "I made fun of him in 2011, that's the night he decided to run. I kicked the hornet's nest. You just rubbed a hornet's head!" 

"It's not the outcome I wanted, but it's history," he argued. "I got a man elected president. I want my points."

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