During an appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," NBC News anchors Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie characterized Donald Trump as an intimidating figure for members of the media.

Lauer said the Republican presidential candidate and billionaire businessman got personal when he called into Lauer's news program recently to criticize his coverage of Trump's remarks about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

"Excuse me Matt, because you're the media, and you do the same thing. The next sentence was 'He is a war hero.' I said that, but they never wanna play it, and you don't wanna play it," Trump said at the time.

"I think [Trump] was upset with the media in general, but he tended to make it a little personal," Lauer told Meyers on Tuesday.

The "Today Show" host went on to accuse Trump of "sucking the oxygen out of the room," depriving other GOP candidates of "any attention whatsoever," later adding: "I have nothing bad to say about Donald Trump — especially if he watches this show — because I don't need that aggravation."

Meyers described Trump as a "sponge of rage" and said the leading GOP candidate "does not forget a grudge."

"I love that anybody thinks that you can attack Donald Trump in a way that affects him," he added.

Trump has continued to build up his reputation as an unapologetically outspoken candidate. He has blasted fellow Republican candidates like former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Lindsey Graham in the media, and he has attacked a number of journalists themselves.

During his recent trip to the U.S.-Mexico border, Trump told a reporter from Hispanic news outlet Telemundo that his employer "should be ashamed" of him for asking a question about Trump's comments on illegal immigrants. Last weekend, the former reality TV host banned The Des Moines Register from attending his campaign event in Iowa after the outlet wrote a scathing editorial about him.