‘Ottawa’ Donald Trump Appears on ‘Kimmel,’ The Weeknd Cancels Performance
LOS ANGELES – Donald Trump reflected on the “nasty” race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday, but two music guests backed out of the show because they didn’t want to appear on the same episode with the presumptive GOP nominee.
Singer The Weeknd and rapper Belly backed out because of their disagreements with Trump’s views, according to the Associated Press.
“I feel like the way I was raised was to be able to see through all the titles in this world, from religion to race,” Belly said in a statement to the AP. “I just didn’t want to feel like I was part of a celebration for somebody who has beliefs that a majority of us don’t agree with.”
A spokeswoman for the show had no comment. The other guest on the show was Gregory Porter.
In his appearance, Trump said that he “had no idea it was going to be so nasty” between Clinton and Sanders.
“And you hate that. You don’t like that,” Kimmel replied, sarcastically.
“I hate to see it,” Trump said, to laughs.
Trump also said that he is the one who comes up with the nicknames he’s given to rivals, like “Crooked Hillary” and “Crazy Bernie.”
Kimmel also suggested that Trump pick his vice presidential nominee like “Celebrity Apprentice.” “Good idea,” Trump said.
“I would be your best vice president,” Kimmel said, a reference to his mock campaign started earlier this month.
In a comedy bit, Kimmel read from a sequel to a mock children’s book “Winners Still Aren’t Losers.”