Simon Cowell appeared on Tonight Show with Jay Leno and said he was too busy to meet up with President Barack Obama.
The 49-year-old American Idol judge told Leno, “He wanted to have dinner, and our diaries didn’t quite match. He wanted to do eight [o’clock], I was free at nine. We didn’t quite connect.”
COwell’s appearance on the show was a few days after Obama visited Leno on his talk show. During Obama’s ‘Tonight Show’ appearance, the commander-in-chief said that Washington D.C. was a lot like American Idol – and everyone is a Simon Cowell.
Cowell explained, “I think what he was trying to say was Washington’s becoming more intelligent.” but Ryan Seacrest, who was also with Cowell on the Tonight Show, said “I’m not quite sure it was a compliment.”
Cowell shot back, saying “That’s how I interpreted it.”
Gotta love Simon Cowell.