Jimmy Kimmel reacts to Twitter fact-checking President Trump

President Donald Trump (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Jimmy Kimmel was amused by President Donald Trump’s decision to start a feud with Twitter.

President Donald Trump has made Twitter an important tool in helping to deliver his message. Every headline gets a reaction and every perceived slight gets a response from @realdonaldtrump. But what happens when the social media platform starts to turn on President Trump? Jimmy Kimmel examined the potential fallout of the feud.

It has been an interesting week for the crossed-paths of Donald Trump and Twitter. First, the company was asked to remove tweets by the president promoting a conspiracy theory about television host Joe Scarborough. The widower of a former Scarborough staffer sent a letter to Twitter but the company opted to leave the tweets online.

Then came the fact-check. President Trump has been railing against mail-in voting, claiming it is susceptible to fraud and will compromise the Nov. election. In one such tweet on the subject, Twitter included a link to articles dismissing the president’s concerns as untrue.

Unsurprisingly, this angered President Trump and he ironically took to Twitter to complain about Twitter and other tech companies. Jimmy Kimmel certainly seemed to enjoy the feud as he recapped it during his monologue on Wednesday night:

Jimmy Kimmel Live! continues to use President Trump’s tweets for comedy.

Jimmy Kimmel says we don’t need Twitter to tell us that President Donald Trump’s tweets can be misleading. But if the fact-check annoys the president, then Kimmel will throw his full support behind it.

Every single late night television show includes President Trump’s tweets into their monologues. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is a prime example as Stephen Colbert has committed to reading any tweet in character as the president.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! typically takes a different approach. The ABC show tracks the frequency of President Trump’s tweets and often analyzes how often he tweets about a particular subject. It results in a fascinating and hilarious look at the president’s mindset.

So if President Trump does do the unthinkable in his feud with Twitter, it will be Kimmel and other comedians who suffer. The president walking away from Twitter would take away material from these shows. Kimmel then only has the president’s press briefings, public appearances, and official statements to pull comedy from, not to mention reports from White House sources.

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