Jimmy Kimmel sorted through the over 130 tweets and retweets sent out by President Donald Trump over the weekend.
President Donald Trump had a very busy weekend. As the push for impeachment gains momentum amid the Ukraine scandal, the President took to Twitter to mount his defense. On Monday night, it was up to Jimmy Kimmel to try to make sense of it all.
The tweetstorm from President Trump was expected. Using the social media platform has been a go to move for Trump in the wake of any controversy or scandal. The strategy is usually met with the same reactions: critics wonder why the President is on Twitter and supporters cheer him on and share his message.
The number and frequency of tweets coming from the @realdonaldtrump account are usually a pretty good indication of how serious the situation has become. Not only Trump’s own tweets but retweets from other feeds can provide some insight on how much pressure the President is feeling.
So as the Ukraine scandal continued to develop and implicate more individuals and agencies, the tweets were coming fast and furiously over the weekend. Jimmy Kimmel Live! opened Monday night’s show recapping the over 130 tweets and retweets from the Commander-in-Chief.
Kimmel shows fans that President Trump was in vintage tweeting form over the weekend. He used the classic “witch hunt” line, quoted himself, and used his signature head-scratching parentheses all while claiming he did nothing wrong.
The late night host also points out how little President Trump was paying attention to who he was retweeting. This has been a problem in the past as Trump has shared conspiracy theories or promoted individuals known for racist behavior.
This time it was much less serious and actually pretty funny. Kimmel shows that Trump retweeted a parody account that makes the President’s tweets all about sharks. It is clear that Trump didn’t read the entire tweet and blindly sent it out to his millions of followers.
But that lack of awareness is what leads Kimmel in to his next point. He humorously argues that Trump doesn’t grasp the severity of the situation or understand the laws when it comes to whistleblowers. By demanding to identify and meet with the whistleblower, Trump could be getting himself into more trouble.
But even with Jimmy Kimmel and others pointing out whistleblower laws, it won’t stop President Trump from tweeting and potentially digging himself a bigger hole. If it means that the moving trucks back up to the White House sooner, you won’t hear Kimmel complain.