Jimmy Kimmel’s Scathing Monologue Primarily Focused on Donald Trump
Kimmel started his Monday night monologue by speaking about Ted Cruz being heckled at the Yankees World Series game. It was just one of many embarrassing moments for Cruz this past week.
Then Kimmel mentioned the legal trouble that the Trump Organization is in with their criminal tax fraud charges in New York. While Trump himself isn’t listed as a defendant in the trial, his organization is facing up to $1.6 million in criminal fines.
Kimmel pointed out that the number “doesn’t seem like much,” adding that “the irony is, if you really want to take down the Trump Organization, all you have to do is let Trump keep running it.”
That led to a discussion of Trump’s other big legal problems, namely the investigation into the classified documents about Iranian missiles that Trump was keeping in a closet at Mar-a-Lago.
“According to the Washington Post, he had highly sensitive intelligence on China and on Iran’s missile program, stashed in his golf course house,” Kimmel said. “Which makes you wonder, why would Donald Trump need information on Iran’s missile program? Is he planning to fire Don Jr. into space?”
Next was a clip of Donald Trump “waxing poetic about his poison pen pal, Kim Jong-un.” Trump was talking about chemistry and how you just know if things are going to progress when you meet a beautiful woman. And then Trump said, “We had a very good chemistry together,” talking about Kim.
“Wait a minute. Did Donald Trump have sex with Kim Jong-un?” Kimmel asked. “I didn’t even know they were dating. All that talk about launching missiles and it was right in front of us the whole time.
The Next Victim Was Marjorie Taylor Greene
“Speaking of chemistry,” Kimmel continued, “Even though Trump hasn’t officially thrown his MAGA hat in the ring for 2024, he has reportedly been talking about who his running mate will be. And that running mate is none other than Marjorie Taylor Greene. You remember? Marjorie, the racist shower drain clog?”
“Could you imagine that?” Kimmel asked. “The only thing those two should be running together is a Hooters in Fort Lauderdale.”
This is not the first time that Kimmel has ripped into Marjorie Taylor Greene. Obviously, he’s had lots of time to poke fun at Donald Trump, due to all the media attention he’s notoriously gotten. But with Greene, things have been escalating between she and Kimmel since this past April.
How the Kimmel – Greene Feud Started: KBJ, Will Smith, and Jokes in Poor Taste
“Once again I find myself in the middle of a brouhaha,” Kimmel opened. “As I appear to have run afoul of probably the worst woman in American politics. Marjorie Taylor Greene.”
He went on to explain that Greene had called three Republicans “pro-pedophile” after they voted in support of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination. Kimmel responded with a joke the night before about Will Smith, which may have been in bad taste.
“Where is Will Smith when you need him?” asked Kimmel. For those who have been living under a rock, Kimmel was referencing when Will Smith walked up to Chris Rock and slapped him at the Oscars. This was after Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head (she has alopecia).
The Congresswoman Actually Reported a Joke to the Capitol Police
Greene took the joke as a threat of violence. And then she called the police the next day. Kimmel was notified via tweet.
“She called the police and reported this,” Kimmel said. “Not only did she call the police, she called the same police she voted against giving a Congressional Gold Medal to for defending our Capitol against the insurrection she helped incite on January 6th.”
Kimmel then tweeted back, saying, “Officer? I would like to report a joke.”
Kimmel then called Marjorie Taylor Greene “snowciopath,” a portmanteau that he created on the spot, combining “snowflake” and “sociopath.”
Kimmel has a Mary Poppins carpet bag full of nicknames for Marjorie Taylor Greene, it seems. Other names he’s strewn about include The Green Goblin, Perjury, and Klan Mom.