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New Interview is Further Evidence That One Night in 2011 Convinced Trump to Run for President

A new interview in Politico Magazine further confirms suspicions that one night in 2011 was the catalyst for Donald Trump's unexpected 2016 run for president.

By NTK Staff | 05.08.2018 @10:00am
New Interview is Further Evidence That One Night in 2011 Convinced Trump to Run for President

In the years since President Trump launched his 2016 campaign and proceeded to shock the world again and again, some in New York and D.C. circles have mused that one night in 2011 started at all.

That night? The White House Correspondent’s Dinner, when President Obama and entertainer Seth Meyers ripped into Trump in front of a star-lit crowd in the nation’s capital.

The Daily Beast reported from that night:

He had arrived at the Washington Hilton as the center of attention, the unmistakable blond pompadour, with its amazing cross-hatched bangs, bobbing and weaving above a sea of tuxedos and evening gowns. He’d spent the past few weeks moonlighting from NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice to fling nasty (some say racist) innuendoes about the president’s birthplace and academic record. Now he was pressing on with his nationally televised audition as an undeclared Republican presidential candidate.

But after Obama finished with him—and the evening’s paid entertainer, Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers, stomped on the remains—a scowling Trump and his frowning model-wife bolted out of their chairs in the basement ballroom, pushed their way toward the exit with their security team, and disappeared into the cruel Washington night.

Trump, the theory goes, was so angry about the barbs that night that it convinced him to go all the way to get revenge. Now, he sits in the Oval Office.

Well, an interview with that night’s entertainer, Meyers, published in Politico Magazine on Tuesday, lends credence to the theory that the 2011 dinner spurred a Trump run.

Why? Because of the new revelation that Trump wanted Meyers to apologize, on air, for those jokes – four years after they happened.

Michael Cohen once tried to negotiate an appearance by Donald Trump on Seth Meyers’ show, for what the “Late Night” host pitched as a fun way of coming together after torching Trump at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner.

Meyers had invited Trump after running into him at the “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special in February 2015, a few months before the real estate developer’s presidential campaign launched.

Trump, Meyers told me in an interview for POLITICO’s Off Message podcast, started out receptive to appearing on “Late Night,” but the conversation ended once Meyers refused a demand Cohen relayed that was non-negotiable to Trump: He wanted Meyers to go on air and publicly apologize for making fun of Trump at the dinner four years earlier.

Did Seth Meyers really hand us a President Trump? The jury may always be out, but this new interview is one evidence point in favor of the theory.

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