Late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel has been highly outspoken lately when it comes to President Trump and the current administration. He’s quick to pounce when he feels 45 has done something wrong, making joke after joke.
Like every other host, however, Kimmel has mainly refused to acknowledge Harvey Weinstein’s sex scandal in any way, shape, or form. This is a prime example of left protecting left, and even worse, Hollywood left protecting Hollywood left.
Weinstein is a big-time donor to the Democrat Party, which Kimmel supports. Harvey has been accused of rape by three women, as well as inappropriately touching many, many others.
Maybe this video of Kimmel being groped by women in the past is why Jimmy now chooses to remain silent…
— Austen Fletcher (@fleccas) October 11, 2017
Kimmel did find the time to attack Trump’s IQ, though, recently, per The Week:
Jimmy Kimmel also had a chuckle at Trump’s proposed IQ battle. “No intelligent person would get into an IQ contest with his own secretary of state, right? Just that rules you out right there,” he said. But “I would definitely order pay-per-view, I would pay $100 to watch Rex Tillerson and Donald Trump take IQ tests against each other, make no mistake. And I guarantee you, the next day Kellyanne Conway would be on TV explaining that IQ tests are like golf: the lower the number, the better the score.” At least one person argues that Trump is smart, though, and Kimmel played the Trump highlight reel. – Peter Weber
Kimmel had the ghost of Frank Sinatra show up to insult Trump:
Kimmel asked Sinatra’s Rat Pack-era ghost about Trump. “That guy,” Sinatra’s ghost replied. “He’s a doobie-doobie-douchebag,” and Weisman’s account is accurate but incomplete. To illustrate his feelings, he sang a familiar song, aided by a friendly ghost. The NSFW parts are bleeped out, baby. Watch below. – Peter Weber
Kimmel got into a back and forth with Donald Trump, Jr., per Daily Beast:
It all started early Saturday when President Trump started tweeting about late-night hosts and their “unfunny” material about him. “Should we get Equal Time?” the president wrote.
“Which is an interesting question, especially since the president tweeted this demand for equal time after watching Fox & Friends breathlessly drool about how great he is for three hours straight,” Kimmel said.
Kimmel took it upon himself to respond to Trump, writing, “Excellent point Mr. President! You should quit that boring job – I’ll let you have my show ALL to yourself #MAGA.” And moments later, Trump Jr.—or “DJTJ” as Kimmel called him—decided to enter the fray, asking, “Thoughts on Harvey Weinstein?” The first son was referring to the lack of jokes from late-night hosts like Kimmel about the sexual-harassment allegations against the Hollywood mogul.
Back in September, Kimmel went off on “draft-dodger” Trump for remarks made about Arizona Sen. John McCain:
A few of the many clips of John McCain talking about Repealing & Replacing O'Care. My oh my has he changed-complete turn from years of talk! pic.twitter.com/t9cXG2Io86
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017
“My oh my. He’s so mad, he’s turned into Scarlett O’Hara!” joked Kimmel. “And by the way, McCain didn’t even flip-flop on this. He’s still in favor of repealing-and-replacing [Obamacare], just not repealing-and-replacing with a flaming pile of dog crap. And the idea that Donald Trump would criticize anyone for changing their position is very rich. It’s definitely richer than he is. Donald Trump has more flip-flops than a Jimmy Buffett concert. No one contradicts themselves more.”
Kimmel then played a montage of clips of Trump flip-flopping on various positions, including Trump saying Bill Clinton was a “great president” and Hillary Clinton was a “great woman”; Trump saying that he identifies “more as a Democrat”; that he’s “very pro-choice”; that he’s “not going to have time to play golf” while president; and that he would “produce my tax returns” if he decided to run for public office.
The late-night comedian proceeded to refer to a meeting Trump had with conservatives in which he lashed out at Sen. McCain for effectively killing the GOP’s attempts at repeal-and-replace, and called him a “disgrace.” This isn’t the first time Trump has insulted McCain—who, by the way, is battling brain cancer—either. During the presidential campaign, he said of Vietnam vet McCain, “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”