Jerry Seinfeld has pulled out of an upcoming appearance at a benefit for Donald Trump son’s Eric Trump Foundation, reportedly due to Donald questioning President Barack Obama‘s citizenship. As you could have guessed, the Donald fired off some harsh words to Jerry for bailing!
“I just learned you canceled a show for my son’s charity,” Donald reportedly wrote in a letter to Jerry yesterday (via The New York Post), “because of the fact that I am being very aggressive with respect to President Obama, who is doing an absolutely terrible job as our leader.”
The event on Sept. 13 benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“We don’t care that you broke your commitment,” he wrote, “even though the children of St. Jude are very disappointed, and despite the fact that your manager clearly stated you are ‘truly a man of his word.’
“What I do feel badly about is that I agreed to do, and did, your failed show, The Marriage Ref, even though I thought it was absolutely terrible… Despite its poor ratings, I didn’t cancel on you like you canceled on my son and St. Jude. I only wish I did.”
“You should be ashamed of yourself!” Donald concludes.
Jerry reportedly signed on for the event before Donald announced his possible presidential run.
“Jerry has grown increasingly uncomfortable” with Trump’s questioning Obama’s citizenship,” said a rep for Jerry said. “Jerry… feels this kind of demagoguery has no place in public discourse… He has respectfully withdrawn from the event, and is making a contribution both to the Eric Trump Foundation and to [St. Jude].”