Donald Trump’s new policies have been widely denounced and criticised for being tyrannical, but they can hardly have come as a surprise to Liam Payne, who recalled a time they were on the receiving end of the new president’s wrath when One Direction were kicked out of one of his hotels – because they refused to meet his daughter!

It’s not exactly clear when this happened, but Payne said that the band and their entourage were staying in Trump’s hotel in New York City and catching up on their sleep, when a request came from on high for 1D to meet the new POTUS’s kid.

“Trump actually kicked us out of his hotel once… You wouldn’t believe it. It was about [meeting] his daughter,” he told Rollacoaster magazine in a new interview.”

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“[Trump] phoned up our manager and we were asleep. He said ‘well, wake them up’ and I was like ‘no’ and then he wouldn’t let us use the underground garage,” Liam said.

Small problem there, being in the biggest boyband in the world, because they could hardly trudge the streets of New York looking for new digs.

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“Obviously in New York we can’t really go outside. New York is ruthless for us. So he was like, ‘Okay, then I don’t want you in my hotel’. So we had to leave.”

Trump, who was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States nearly two months ago, has not commented on the truthfulness of what Payne said.

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Elsewhere in the interview, he remembered the moment that One Direction finished fourth in the 2010 edition of ‘The X Factor’, and how he was the one to do the reaction interview because his bandmates Niall, Harry, Louis and Zayn were all too upset.

“A cameraman came over and said ‘can I get you boys for an interview?’ and I looked at all the boys crying, in their mum’s arms and I was like, ‘look, I’ll do the interview’ because I was the only one who was alright and so I went off to the side and did the after-camera interview for us. I just left them because I wanted them to have their moment and the cameras didn’t need to see them like that.”

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