Donald Trump has a new target for his often entertaining verbal jabs — late-night host John Oliver. E! Online reports that the GOP presidential hopeful and the host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” had an exchange via social media over the weekend, and it appears Oliver may have got in the last word — for now.
It started when Trump sent a tweet Saturday evening to the political publication The Hill indicating that Trump had been invited to appear on Oliver’s show and had turned down the invitation. Trump tweeted: “.@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!”
Oliver responded Sunday morning with his own tweet, writing: “A couple of points… 1. Yes, we have a boring show. 2. At no point did we invite Donald Trump to appear on it.”
E! notes that the Trump camp had not responded yet to Oliver’s tweet. The report also notes that Trump continues to raise eyebrows with some of his comments.
“In addition to this ‘Last Week’ hiccup, while speaking at a rally in New Hampshire, the business mogul also alleged that women who opt to wear burkas in the Middle East have it easier because they don’t need to wear makeup,” the publication reports.
Trump is scheduled to host the upcoming Nov. 7 installment of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”