Jimmy Kimmel recapped another tough week for President Donald Trump that included more testimony and a not-so-friendly Halloween party.
Jimmy Kimmel started Wednesday night’s monologue by marking the 50th anniversary of the first internet message being sent. President Donald Trump has sent about 50 years worth of messages out defending himself against the impeachment inquiry. But according to Kimmel, Trump’s tweets are doing more harm than good.
Trump continues to claim he did nothing wrong in his call to the president of Ukraine. He has attacked Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff while encouraging Republicans to disrupt the impeachment inquiry process.
Kimmel explained on Wednesday that this plan is backfiring for the President. It is the summary of his phone call that provides some of the most damning evidence, yet Trump continues to tell people to read it again and again to see he did nothing wrong.
Sending messages over the internet also helped a clip of President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump go viral. The pair was hosting a Halloween trick-or-treat event at the White House, giving Kimmel even more material for his monologue.
What President Trump did to the kid in the Minion costume would be funny if it was done by just about anyone else. But given his unpopularity and demonstrated history of struggling with basic interactions, it’s easy to see why Trump was widely mocked for the otherwise playful gesture. Being ignored by so many kids must have hurt and probably reminded Trump of the cold welcoming he received at the World Series.
Kimmel wasn’t laughing when covering efforts by Trump and his supporters to discredit the reputation of Alexander Vindman, a combat veteran who testified to Congress about the Ukraine call. Kimmel calls it “disgusting” and “ridiculous” and highlights Fox News among those questioning Vindman’s loyalty and motivations.
Late night hosts like Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and Seth Meyers have been paying closer attention to how the White House reacts to impeachment developments. For the comedians, things are getting crazier and crazier. This means more material for monologues but it also suggests that President Trump is feeling the pressure more and more.
More testimony is expected on Thursday which means another round of reactions and defense from President Donald Trump. That will of course lead to another round of late night monologues mocking it all. Around and around we go!