Donald Trump clearly doesn’t forget when people make fun of him. According to Seth Meyers, in 2011, after Meyers delivered a speech at the White House correspondents dinner where he made several attempts at humor at Donald’s expense, the host approached the billionaire four years later at the Rockefeller Center in 2015 and asked him to be on the show.
However, the president said that he wouldn’t do so unless he got an apology for that fateful evening. In an interview with Politico, Seth stated that, at the time, Trump seemed like he would do it.
But at a later date, he changed his mind. The president asked for Seth to say “sorry.” And not just over text-message or a handshake either, Trump wanted a full-blown apology live, on-air, in front of millions of people.
Like the comic he is, Meyers couldn’t apologize to him for the jokes, so the meeting between the two iconic cultural – and now political – figures never went down.
As you may or may not know, the 2011 White House correspondents dinner was the evening when Barack Obama got his revenge on Trump for suggesting that he wasn’t a real American born in America.
It was the infamous birther incident when people in the United States were genuinely concerned that their president was actually from Kenya, and not the USA.
The “birther scandal,” or lack of a scandal altogether, in reality, made Trump somewhat of a controversial figure, who typically was thought of as just a wacky entertainer at the time. It was possibly the first moment that he ventured into the field of politics, and was ridiculed massively because of it.
However, after the win of the 2016 presidential election, no one is laughing now. Trump beat Hillary Clinton two years ago through electoral college votes after winning swing states like Florida and Michigan.