Donald Trump Was Never Invited on John Oliver’s HBO Show, Comedian Clarifies

GOP presidential hopeful claims he turned down invitation to appear on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight”

Last Updated: November 2, 2015 @ 8:41 AM

The war of words between John Oliver and Donald Trump continues to escalate.

After the GOP presidential candidate tweeted that he refused an offer to appear on Oliver’s “boring and low rated” HBO series, “Last Week Tonight,” the comedian and the show responded with a tweet of their own.

“A couple of points,” the tweet read. “1. Yes, we have a boring show. 2. At no point did we invite Donald Trump to appear on it.”

The feud between the comedian and the business mogul turned politician began Friday when Oliver appeared on “CBS This Morning” and said, “I don’t really care about [Trump] in any capacity.”

“He’s an open book,” Oliver continued. “That book doesn’t have that many interesting words in it. It’s not like you’re going to find the secret nugget he has been holding back.”

Representatives for Trump did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment.