‘You’d Think the Guy Who Fathered Eric and Don Jr. Would Know How to Handle Jokes’: Jimmy Kimmel Comments on Trump’s Attempted Censorship
One of the most overused lines in late-night during the last seven years has been the comparison of former president Donald Trump to an orange, but that quip is clearly off-base — oranges have thicker skin.
This past weekend, Rolling Stone reported that, in 2018, Trump instructed White House staffers to pressure Disney executives into reigning in Jimmy Kimmel and his constant criticism of the Trump presidency. Last night, Kimmel addressed the attempted censorship by the free speech champion in an opening monologue that recapped every roast, jab, jibe, quip and comment he has ever made at the expense of the 45th president.
“In other words, President Karen demanded to speak to my manager,” joked Kimmel of Trump’s failed plot to silence his comedy critics. If Trump really wanted Kimmel to ignore him, he should have made Kimmel the First Lady.
Considering the right-wing media’s obsession with the “silencing” of comedians who command massive platforms, the president abusing his position to try to censor a late-night host should be right up their alley — but, as Kimmel noted, Tucker Carlson and his ilk have been suspiciously silent since the Rolling Stone story broke.
“Usually when (Trump) wants someone to stop talking about him, he pays them $130,000,” Kimmel quipped about Trump’s affair with Jimmy Kimmel Live! guest Stormy Daniels.
Don, if you’re reading this, we only accept cash — your awful NFTs won't cut it.