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Letterman vs. Trump round 2: 'Celebrity Apprentice' host cancels 'Late Night' appearance

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Less than a week after David Letterman labeled Donald Trump a racist on Late Show, the real estate mogul is reportedly fighting back. A rep for Trump confirmed to EW that the Celebrity Apprentice star had canceled a May 18 appearance on the show Friday, the day after Letterman’s not-so-kind words. Trump’s rep does not specify why Trump canceled, but The New York Post is reporting Letterman’s phrasing is behind it. According to the Post, Trump went so far as to write the late night host a personal note that said he was “disappointed to hear the statements you made about me last night on your show that I was a ‘racist.’ … In actuality, nothing could be further from the truth and there is nobody who is less of a racist than Donald Trump.”

Letterman’s words stem from an interview with Dr. Phil, during which the two discussed Trump’s claim that President Obama was unfairly accepted into Harvard Law School. Said Letterman: “It’s all fun, it’s all a circus, it’s all a rodeo, until it starts to smack of racism. And then it’s no longer fun.”

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