Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan made his first appearance on late-night television early Friday, and host Seth Meyers asked him about (what else?) President Donald Trump.
Hogan was in New York on Thursday on a media tour with national outlets after becoming chairman of the National Governors Association, including appearances on Fox News, CNBC and, finally, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on NBC.
Meyers asked Hogan, a Republican, about working to combat climate change and boost infrastructure investment at the state level before the topic turned to Trump and his nearly weeklong attack against Maryland’s largest city, Baltimore.
Meyers said he thought Hogan’s initial reaction to Trump’s insults against Baltimore (in which Hogan’s spokesman said “more attacks between politicians aren’t going to get us anywhere”) was too weak.
“It didn’t seem fair to me to describe that as attacks between politicians,” Meyers said.
“The last thing I need to do is have more angry reaction to the angry reaction, back and forth,” Hogan replied. “Let’s stop all the tweeting. Let’s focus on how we’re going to solve some of these problems by working together."
But Meyers said he thought Hogan should call out his fellow Republican, who is launching the attacks, rather than make it seem like both Trump and Cummings share some blame.
“It’s spreading out the blame in a way that’s quite not fair,” Meyers said.
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