WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Calls Out Donald Trump’s Xenophobia to His Face
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” is one of the least political late-night shows on television each night, and that includes re-runs of “Gilligan’s Island.” But last night Kimmel really let Donald Trump have it during their interview.
Kimmel started the show by prepping the audience, saying, “We know Donald Trump as a businessman, author and reality show star, but our children will know him as the president who blew up the moon for being a loser.” It was all downhill from there.
Then Kimmel called Trump out on his racist, hate-spewing Muslim-ban proposal and his Mexican bigotry. This was probably in part because Kimmel’s partner in crime on the show is Guillermo Rodriguez, who came to the U.S. illegally, but he kept his mouth shut during the interview. Trump swore he was going to win the Latino vote: “I’ve developed a great relationship with Hispanics for a very simple reason: I’m going to create jobs.”
“Isn’t it un-American and wrong to discriminate against people based on their religion?” Kimmel asked.
“I’ve had so many people call me and say thank you,” Trump claimed.
Kimmel shot back, “Those may have been crank calls. Did you check the caller I.D.?” Or, maybe polling the extreme isn’t the best way to set the measure.
Kimmel went on to ask if rhetoric like Trump’s doesn’t “help ISIS” recruit more anti-American members. “I don’t buy it,” Trump said.
Trump also admitted that his doctor basically wrote what Trump told him to write in his recently released medical info. “In all fairness, I said, ‘Doc, I want to tell you, I’ll be the healthiest president ever.’” The candidate suggested his doctor took those words and obligingly put them in his report.
Part 3: Another Jeb Bush slam
Part 4: There should be fewer candidates
Part 5: Muslim xenophobia