The Seth Meyers-Donald Trump feud rages on. After Meyers banned Trump from Late Night in response to the Republican candidate’s own banning of The Washington Post from his rallies, the two went back and forth a little. On Thursday night, in response to swirling rumors that Trump is doing so badly he might actually be trying to lose, Meyers decided to try for peace, and made Trump an offer.
“Donald, today’s your lucky day. If you drop out of the presidential race anytime between now and the beginning of the GOP Convention on July 18, NBC will award you a 13-episode scripted series where you would play the President of the United States of America,” Meyers said. “Now I want to be clear, I have not run this by anyone at the network, but they put our show on every night, so I can’t imagine they’re going to say no to yours. They’re not picky.”
Per Meyers’ thinking, the show would kick off in January (right after the actual inauguration) but the format would be Trump’s choice. He could do it as a The West Wing-style drama or a Veep-like comedy. However, since it’s NBC, it would have to be set in Chicago and called Chicago President. But that might be evened out by the potential benefits for Trump.
“A lot of what you want to do is impossible in the real world, but on TV, we just need to build a tiny part of the wall, and we can just CGI the rest,” Meyers said.
Watch the clip below.