Jimmy Kimmel Fires Back at Trump for Trying to Sic DOJ on Him
Few people were more excited about Tuesday's big report in The Daily Beast about Donald Trump's attempts to shut down his late-night television critics than Jimmy Kimmel.
“So The Daily Beast reports that in 2019 Donald Trump wanted the government to investigate - who, Guillermo? - me! ”Said Kimmel at the beginning of his monologue, before quoting at length from the story.
As The Beast's Asawin Suebsaeng and Adam Rawnsley reported, “According to two people familiar with the matter, Trump asked advisers and attorneys in early 2019 what was the most confusing thing about the Federal Communications Commission, the judicial system and, most confusing to some Trump lieutenants, the Department of Justice to investigate or tone down SNL, Jimmy Kimmel, and other late-comedy mischief-makers.
"I'm glad you enjoyed it," replied Kimmel as his live audience cheered. “I don't want him to examine me. Can you imagine that? President Snowflake has asked that the authorities be sent so we don't make fun of him. "
"I didn't know I was up here kidding him, he's asking the FBI who the hell knows what?" the host added. "And when he was told that there is no litigation - that you can't stop comedians from making fun of you when you're president - Trump said, 'Is there anything more we can do about it?'"
Trump wanted his Justice Department to stop 'SNL' from teasing him
As Kimmel put it, Trump wanted the Department of Justice to be his own private "thug squad" because "he can't take a joke".
"He can do one," he continued. "In fact, he's done several: Eric, Ivanka, Don Jr. But he can't take a joke."
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If Trump had carried out his plan, Kimmel joked that he would have defended himself by saying, “Alec Baldwin is who you want. He disguised himself as you! "
Eventually, Kimmel responded to the statement in which Trump apparently both denied and confirmed the coverage. "What do you think? Do you think he said it or not?" Kimmel wondered.
“Of course he did! Anyway, thanks for watching, Mr. Former President. I will send you a hoodie if you like. Are you still a Triple XL? "
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