The comedian explains that Barack Obama made the cut because his White House Correspondents Dinner monologues were "very funny stuff."
Jerry Seinfeld has talked to a lot of comedians across 60 episodes of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," but there's one personality he still really wants to have on -- and one president of the United States of America that he totally doesn't.
Seinfeld already shared the screen with Barack Obama in the Season 7 premiere of "Comedians in Cars" back in 2015, but he told USA Today he has no interest in repeating the experience with the current sitting president.
"You have to be a comedian," he said quite plainly. "You can't be someone who's made fun of, you actually have to be funny yourself. So far, we haven't really seen that, but we're watching closely."
So how did Obama score a spot, aside from being a Hollywood darling throughout his tenure in office? "You got to show up at the White House Correspondents' dinner and do a funny monologue," Seinfeld explained. "That's how Obama got on the show. Remember his monologues at the Correspondents' dinners? Very funny stuff."
Trump, on the other hand, has yet to attend a White House Correspondents' dinner, sending Sarah Huckabee Sanders to the last one where she stared down Michelle Wolf with her "perfect smoky eyes." Not exactly gut-busting stuff there.
But while it's a "no" for Donald Trump, there is one comedian Seinfeld has yet to talk with, and he almost made it sound like he felt he'd accidentally overlooked Jamie Foxx's talent all these years.
"I bumped into him at this event the other night and was reminded of how incredibly funny he is," Seinfeld said, remembering that Foxx began his multi-faceted career in stand-up comedy. "He does so many other things that you forget he's really a comic."
He'll have to save that for Season 11, though, as Season 10 is all booked up with the likes of Jerry Lewis, Kate McKinnon, Ellen DeGeneres, Zach Galifianakis, Neal Brennan, Dana Carvey, Hasan Minhaj, Tracy Morgan, John Mulaney and return visits with Brian Regan and Alec Baldwin.
That last one almost counts as a Trump visit, right? "Can you imagine how bad "SNL" would be without Trump?" Seinfeld asked. "It's so much more fun now."
Season 10 of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" premieres Friday on Netflix. You can check out the trailer below.