Jimmy Kimmel‘s monologue on Tuesday night found some amusement in Donald Trump’s latest meltdown. The former president had a lot to say prior to his fraud trial, giving Kimmel plenty to discuss.
Donald Trump was back in New York on Tuesday, continuing to stand trial on fraud charges. He allegedly inflated the value of his properties to secure loans and devalued the property for tax purposes.
However, Trump’s mind was elsewhere when he spoke to reporters. He aired his grievances with a recent gag order restricting what he could say about his election interference trial. Trump argued that it’s unfair he cannot speak while running for president of the United States.
Kimmel’s monologue made a point to clarify that Trump appeared prior to his fraud trial. The late-night TV host reminded his audience that it wasn’t Trump’s January 6 insurrection trial, the election interference trial in Georgia, the stolen documents case in Florida, or the Stormy Daniels and E. Jean Carroll cases in New York.
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Donald Trump’s courthouse rant
Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue quickly pointed out the problem with Donald Trump’s rant against the gag order. The former president claimed his right to speak had been taken away. But Kimmel quipped that “only Donald Trump would claim he’s not allowed to speak while speaking to 40 cameras at a press conference.”
Kimmel went on to break down Trump’s other complaint that he was denied a jury trial. The comedian reminds the ex-president that the lawyers chose not to request a jury.
Trump’s major gripe relates to how Mar-a-Lago’s value has been portrayed during the trial. Apparently, the $18 million valuation doesn’t sit well with Trump. Instead, he claims Mar-a-Lago is worth more like $1.5 billion.
“Yeah, let’s trust the numbers from the guy who claims he weighs 215 pounds,” Kimmel joked. Trump’s bragging about the value of his house clearly amused Kimmel.
Every courtroom appearance by Donald Trump seems to bring with it a new rant or meltdown. Stay tuned to Jimmy Kimmel Live! for more coverage.