Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel brought his weekend Twitter battle with Donald Trump Jr. to the air during his show’s monologue.
On Monday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the host broke down the skirmish that broke out between himself, President Trump and his son in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal.
After Kimmel responded to a tweet by the president on Saturday calling for “equal time” on late-night shows which are “always anti-Trump,” Trump Jr. fired a tweet to him asking, “Thoughts on Harvey Weinstein? #AskingForAFriend.”
“The insinuation was that we, as part of the biased leftwing media propaganda machine wouldn’t say anything about him because he’s a Democrat,” Kimmel told his audience Monday, adding how he responded to the tweet by acknowledging the story was “disgusting.”
The Hollywood executive was fired from his own company Sunday, The Weinstein Company, after allegations surfaced about decades of sexual harassment.
Trump Jr. responded to Kimmel by mocking his monologues, which have put the talk show host in the headlines over the past few weeks as he has very vocally weighed in on the health care debate.
“I posted a link to the video of Daddy in the ‘Access Hollywood’ bus,” Kimmel explained to the crowd which broke out in applause.
He addressed the reports about Weinstein being a supporter of Hillary Clinton and financially donating to her failed presidential campaign, saying he was “not defending” her. “The fact is her campaign did take money from a high-profile man who has been accused of sexual harassment multiple times,” Kimmel said as the camera pulled up split screen photos of Clinton with Weinstein and another of her with Donald Trump from 2008.
“Note to DJTJ,” Kimmel continued, addressing Trump Jr. “Next time you’re defending your father, you think it’s a good idea to draw comparisons between him and a freshly-accused sexual predator, don’t. It doesn’t help. It really doesn’t.”
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Kimmel appeared to finally break the hypocritical silence of liberals on the Weinstein story by offering up a joke about the Hollywood mogul.
“What’s the difference Harvey Weinstein and the Pillsbury Dough Boy?” Kimmel asked. “When the Pillsbury Dough Boy offers you a roll, he doesn’t ask you to watch him take a shower for it.”
For many Twitter users, however, it was Kimmel’s comparison of Trump to Weinstein that was “disgusting” and his joke simply a case of too little, too late.
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That’s it? Seriously?!
— Lizzy S (@66lizzys) October 10, 2017
Go cry some more Kimmel.. you Dem shill.Don Jrs point was spot on. All the late night “comedians” avoided the story. Hollywood is complicit!
— Ted Bold (@lvleatatarian) October 10, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel protects Harvey. Disgusting. Trump Jr right to call him out. Trump Sr did nothing compared to Weinstein. No evidence at all.
— Silent B Good (@SilentBGood) October 10, 2017
it is a sad day when one cares what comedians say about politics.
— stock trader (@stocktradr) October 10, 2017
Late night talk show hosts crucify President Trump continuously but barely mention Weinstein. Why aren’t they taking a stand for women?
— Hawkeye (@orthoman6anorth) October 10, 2017
How about do comedy?
— oppressed_Kekistani (@Earthwormzim) October 10, 2017
There is no battle kimmel is a joke what a clown I’mhe can’t go after Weinstein because he’s one of them
— Lizzie Byrnes (@Lizziebyrnes) October 10, 2017
People seem to forget that Kimmel is a Comic…so what He has to say, unless an attempt at Humor, is of zero relevance .
— Dr.Neil Smith, D.O. (@doctorneilsmith) October 10, 2017
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