Trump cancels ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ visit
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSenate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale Crenshaw slams House Freedom Caucus members as 'grifters,' 'performance artists' Senate confirms Biden's nominee to lead Customs and Border Protection MORE is bailing on his scheduled appearance on “Jimmy KimmelJames (Jimmy) Christian KimmelConnor Roy may never be president, but Alan Ruck did drive in the motorcade Jimmy Kimmel responds to Lauren Boebert calling him a 'sexist pig' Jimmy Kimmel questions value of laughing at 'terrible' people MORE Live!” Tuesday night.

The GOP front-runner is planning on booking another visit for a later date instead, according to CNN Money.


“Due to a political obligation, Mr. Trump is rescheduling his appearance and looks forward to being on the show in the next few weeks,” a Trump spokeswoman told the news outlet.

Trump’s move may disappoint ABC and Kimmel given that he visited competing late-night talk shows earlier this fall.

The outspoken billionaire has appeared in recent months on both CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Jobless claims drop to 50+ year low Brian Williams to leave NBC News after 28 years Katie Couric: CNN shouldn't have let Chris Cuomo 'yuk it up' with brother Andrew during pandemic MORE” and NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

Fallon now has Tuesday night’s most significant political guest, with Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBen Affleck: Republicans 'want to dodge the consequences for their actions' through gerrymandering Republican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema MORE appearing in a re-run on his show.

Kimmel, for his part, expressed excitement over Trump's visit during an interview last weekend and promised a unique setup.

“I’m not interviewing him,” he told CNN Money on Oct. 18 of his face-to-face with the business mogul.

“It will be in studio, it’ll be live and it’ll all make perfect sense when you see it,” Kimmel added. "It’s going to be a surprise.”

Trump is also scheduled to host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 7.

That honor has drawn condemnation from Latino advocacy groups that find Trump’s rhetoric on immigration offensive.

Trump argued on Tuesday that the anger would produce record ratings during his performance on “SNL.”

“I know these groups,” he told host Alisyn Camerota on CNN’s “New Day." "I get hit with this stuff all the time. They go around and look for money from people. ... They only care about themselves.

“I think they’ll only drive the ratings up higher,” he added.