Two years have passed since Seth Meyers ridiculed Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner. But Trump still wants to kill Meyers.
Last month, Howard Stern asked Trump to play a game: What would Trump’s choices be if he had to marry, sex or kill three guys — Meyers, Bill Maher and President Barack Obama?
Trump said he would marry Obama, have sex with Maher and kill Meyers.
“I’m very honored he would still kill me,” Meyers says, laughing. (He performs stand-up Saturday at The Mirage for $52.94-$74.94 per ticket.)
Meyers became a Trump nemesis after the comedian made jokes such as this one at the 2011 political roast:
“Donald Trump often appears on Fox, which is ironic because a fox often appears on Donald Trump’s head.”
Just this past December, Trump grumped on Twitter that the “Saturday Night Live” star “bombed” during a “dismal” comedy gig in Texas.
But that Texas gig happened months before Trump’s tweet slamming it. It’s as if Trump went out of his way to attack some old Meyers thing.
“It is wonderful,” Meyers says. “The last thing I want Donald Trump to do is to let it go. I love that I’m his nemesis.
“Every time he mentions it, it just sends people back to YouTube to watch the Correspondents Dinner clip, so it’s almost like he’s promoting me for free,” Meyers says.
He says he ran into Trump in New York a few days after the White House gig.
“I went over and thanked him for being a good sport, but even then, he didn’t seem very happy with me,” Meyers says.
Did Trump at least shake his hand?
“I want to say we shook hands, but that’s my memory. I certainly went over with outstretched hand,” Meyers says. “He probably shook my hand with the purpose of pulling me close and giving me a piece of his mind.”
I tried talking him into tweeting from Trump’s hotel on the Strip while he is on the Strip this weekend. But he doesn’t want anything to do with it.
“Fortunately, The Mirage is putting me up, so I don’t have to worry about booking a room over there,” Meyers says.
HAN SOLO NEWS: Harrison Ford is coming to Vegas to receive a lifetime achievement award at the CinemaCon movie-industry festival and trade show April 15-18 at Caesars Palace. If you haven’t heard, Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill reportedly have agreed to act in the next “Star Wars” film.
NICE NEWS: The attractions CSI: The Experience — in both the MGM and in Orlando, Fla. — will announce today that they will start donating $7 from each ticket sale to Vegas’ Andre Agassi Foundation for Education.
‘HOUSEWIVES’ NEWS: “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” partied on camera at Crazy Horse III strip club not long ago, and that episode ran the other night. I couldn’t watch it because of obligations to protect my brain from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
But according to TheHollywoodGossip.com, someone named Phaedra felt up dancers, while NeNe (whom I went to high school with, honestly) said, “I thought she was gonna take a bite out of Hello Kitty.”
I am pleased to announce I have no idea what that previous sentence is meant to indicate.
Doug Elfman’s column appears Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. He also writes for Neon on Fridays. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He blogs at reviewjournal.com/elfman.