Hillary Clinton Turned Down An Offer To Appear On Colbert’s Premiere


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton turned down a spot on Stephen Colbert’s first show hosting CBS’s “Late Show.”

Colbert’s producers reportedly reached out to Clinton’s campaign for her to make an appearance, but she reportedly turned him down, according to a CNN report published Tuesday.

She is scheduled to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on Sept. 16, the same night as the next scheduled Republican presidential debate.

It was an instance of the late night battles to book the 2016 presidential candidates, appearances that can make a big impact to a campaign, according to the report.

Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie most recently appeared on Fallon at the end of August and GOP hopeful Donald Trump will appear on his show Friday.

Colbert was able to land a presidential candidate for his first show as late night host Tuesday — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will appear along with George Clooney.

This post has been updated.


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