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Jimmy Kimmel on latest Trump tell-all: ‘Almost unfathomable that this imbecile was running our country’ | Late-night TV roundup

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Jimmy Kimmel returned to late night TV after a week off with Covid – the host tested positive last Monday and “on Friday the virus looked around my body and said yuck, we’re out of here,” he joked Monday night.

“I drank so much bleach my teeth are whiter than a fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago,” he joked.

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After thanking Mike Birbiglia for helming the show at the last minute in his absence, Kimmel turned to another former Trump official on an eye-opening book tour. Mark Esper, Trump’s former defense secretary, appeared on 60 Minutes over the weekend to share what Kimmel called an “almost unbelievable anecdote about Trump’s plan to deal with Americans protesting outside the House. Blanche after the murder of George Floyd”.

Esper said Trump wondered out loud “can’t you just shoot them? Just shoot them in the legs or something?” and that the president suggested bringing in troops to shoot. “Well, in all honesty, he said the same thing about Eric,” Kimmel deadpanned.

In response to Esper’s interview, Trump told 60 Minutes: “It’s a complete lie, and 10 witnesses can back it up…Mark Esper was weak and totally ineffectual, and because of that, I had to lead the army.”

“Well Captain Bone Spurs must have led the army for Mark Esper,” laughed Kimmel. “And we know that’s a lie because unlike anything he led, the military didn’t go bankrupt under his watch.

“It’s really almost unfathomable that this fool is running our country,” he added.

Seth Meyers

On Late Night, Seth Meyers mocked Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s former personal attorney, for forgoing an interview with the House Committee on Jan. 6 at the last minute because he wanted to tape it himself. -same. “Why does he want to record the interview? Meyers wondered. “Is he afraid they’ll cut it together so it sounds bad? That’s what his brain is already doing to his mouth.

“Why do guys like Rudy always have a weird angle? It’s like thinking they’re an awesome chess master bluffing asking to tape the meeting,” he continued. “But every time Rudy has been recorded, it’s been bad for him.” Giuliani, for example, was recorded calling a senator on the day of the uprising to overturn the election results and calling a reporter while discussing his need for money.

“Rudy records himself saying incriminating things all the time,” Meyers said. “Before talking to anyone, they should pat themselves down to make sure they don’t have wires on them.”

To explain his decision, Giuliani took to Steve Bannon’s podcast and “did himself no favors,” according to Meyers. To quote the former New York City mayor and election conspiracy theorist: “You have a group of people on this committee who tried to frame the current president of the United States, and I’m going to trust them? Do I look like a fool?

“Do you look like a jerk…” Meyers laughed. “Well…” he said over a slideshow of photos of Giuliani looking ridiculous – with hair dye dripping down his face, unzipping his pants in the next Borat film of 2020, or appearing on The Masked Singer.

In light of Giuliani’s refusal to participate, the House committee threatened to hold him in criminal contempt of Congress. “Hey committee, I don’t know how this all works, but can you stop waiting for people to not show up before you start thinking about what their punishment will be?” Meyers said. “Why can’t you just say, before they don’t show up, be there at the appointed time, or you’re going to jail.”

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