Trump: Stewart is 'begging' me to appear on his final show

Trump: Stewart is 'begging' me to appear on his final show
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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump Right way and wrong way Five things to know about the elephant trophies controversy MORE said that Jon Stewart is “begging” him to appear on the final episode of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”

“They have invited me,” Trump told The Hill in an interview. “I like Jon Stewart — I think he’s good. They’re begging me to go on.

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“I would do it ... the problem is it looks like pandering. It looks so false and so phony if I do it,” he added.

The left-leaning comedian has spent much of July mocking the billionaire business mogul on his show, most notably his 2016 launch address that featured Neil Young’s 1989 song “Rockin’ in the Free World.”

Earlier this week, President Obama appeared on the program for his seventh and final time. 

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with President Obama having done it,” Trump said. “I know he took a lot of heat, you know, because they said, ‘What are you doing on a comedy show?’ I think it’s OK.”

He said that “it would’ve been better if he had Stewart come over to the White House, because it would’ve cost nothing.”

“Stewart would’ve loved it, and you’d have saved a lot of money,” Trump said. 

Stewart will leave Comedy Central after his Aug. 6 show.