When Donald Trump was running for president, he knew that making the round on late night television would help. Just don’t expect the same thing to happen this time around..not that Jimmy Kimmel Live! is likely calling the White House to schedule an interview.
Like other late night hosts, Kimmel has only ramped up his ridicule of President Trump since 2016. And like the others, that has put Kimmel on President Trump’s list of enemies. Typically Kimmel has found himself feuding with Donald Trump, Jr. (AKA DJTJ) and other members of Team Trump. But sometimes, the man himself has made his thoughts known about the comedian.
In 2018, President Trump referenced Kimmel during a rally. Using the same language he used to describe Stephen Colbert, the president insisted Kimmel had “no talent” and said the show was terrible. That wasn’t the end of it as you can see in the video above. President Trump alleged that Kimmel waited for him on the sidewalk and opened the door for him, a claim Kimmel strongly denied.
The president took another shot at Kimmel while congratulating the ratings for The Greg Gutfeld Show in a tweet. Kimmel was called “wacko last placer” by the Commander-in-Chief. It prompted Kimmel to take the high road (kind of) in his response.