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Jimmy Kimmel told ABC he would quit if he couldn’t tell Trump jokes

Jimmy Kimmel told ABC he would quit if he couldn’t tell Trump jokes

Jimmy Kimmel Fighting for the right to poke fun at the powerful.


The ABC host, 54, revealed on Thursday that he had threatened to quit Jimmy Kimmel Show live! At its height Donald Trump In an era when executive officials wanted him to stop making jokes about the then-President.


When asked directly if ABC ever expressed concern about mocking Trump sewing naked lunch podcastKimmel shared how they took a stand on the matter in detail.


“There was a time, at the beginning of this whole Trump thing… maybe not quite [eight years ago]Kimmel said. I said listen, I understand, you are right. I lost half my fanbase, maybe more. Ten years ago, I was the most popular talk show among Republicans. At least according to research they did.”


“If I get [blocking Trump jokes is] What they want to do,” Kimmel continued. “I said, ‘If you want to do it, I won’t blame you for it, but I’m not going to do it. If you want someone else to host the show, that’s fine by me. I’m just not going to do it this way.'”





“I was serious. I couldn’t live with myself,” Kimmel told ABC [if I didn’t grill Trump]”


The feud became personal when the former president, now 76, caught wind of Kimmel’s jokes and tweeted about his hosting of the 2018 Oscars while Nielsen’s early ratings reported an average audience of 26.5 million — down 19 percent from 32.9 million in 2017.


“Lowest rated Oscars in history,” Trump wrote. “The problem is, we don’t have stars anymore – except for your president (kidding of course)!”




Clapping back on Twitter with his own statistics, Kimmel replied, “Thank you, lowest rated president in history.” Assistant Press Analysis from the end of Trump’s first term.


“I want to be on the air when Donald Trump goes to jail,” said Kimmel, who just expanded Jimmy Kimmel Live! For three more seasonsThe podcast continues.


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“I still believe, even after living through OJ [Simpson] Justice, that justice prevails in America and I know there are a billion different examples to the contrary. [But] How can you commit so many crimes and be so immoral and so horrible and get away with it?”


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