By Nolan Feeney
October 21, 2015

Donald Trump was supposed to make an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night but had to cancel because of an “major political commitment,” according to a representative for the presidential hopeful.

That didn’t stop Kimmel, who said Trump’s team was “cryptic” about the scheduling conflict, from having some fun at Trump’s expense anyway.

“Why did he cancel? We told him there were cameras here, right?” the late-night host quipped. “Don’t worry, tonight we’re gonna 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.”

That joke might make things a little awkward when Trump finally does stop by—campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks told Variety over email that Trump has “rescheduled to join in-studio in LA over the next few weeks.”

Write to Nolan Feeney at nolan.feeney@time.com.

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