Jimmy Kimmel mocked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on his show Tuesday night, the episode the real estate mogul was scheduled to guest appear on before he cancelled Monday.
According to Trump’s campaign spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, the cancellation was due to a “political obligation,” Variety reported Tuesday.
“But, he did want me to relay the message to you that if he had been here, he would’ve been great,” Kimmel said.
“I’m dying to find out what this major political commitment was,” Kimmel continued. “Usually, it means he had to go on CNN to call someone an idiot or something. Why did he cancel? We told him there were cameras here, right?”
Kimmel told his audience not to fret.
“We’re going to give everyone in the audience a basketball dipped in cologne, so you can fully experience what it would have been like had Donald Trump been here,” Kimmel said.
Although “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is based in Los Angeles, Kimmel is filming his ABC late night comedy in Brooklyn this week. Hicks said that Trump is scheduled to be on Kimmel’s show for when he returns to Los Angeles.
“Unfortunately Mr. Trump now has a political obligation that will prevent him from joining as planned, but we have rescheduled to join in-studio in LA over the next few weeks,” Hicks was quoted as saying.