One of the highlights of the past week was the Jimmy Kimmel and Donald Trump feud. The two are seemingly at each others’ throats after Kimmel shared a politically controversial post on his page. The President of the United States apparently is not getting over it. So, as it happens, after finding out that the video was just shot as a joke by Vice-President Mike Pence, Jimmy Kimmel issues an apology.
it would appear that @vp was joking about carrying empty boxes for a staged publicity stunt. The full video reveals that he was carrying full boxes for a staged publicity stunt. My apologies. I know how dearly this administration values truth. https://t.co/hI9cO4lxcX
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 8, 2020
However, this seemed to not be enough for Donald Trump as he quotes a news source that talks about Jimmy Kimmel’s apology saying;
More Fake News, this time from Jimmy Kimmel’s last place show!
Well, it is all fun and games for Kimmel as he shuts Trump out telling him to go make brunch for Melania.
Go make Melania brunch. https://t.co/ZenUXrcXSS
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 10, 2020
However, this is not enough for the public as Kimmel has to release a whole episode with an apology. Apparently, he is getting threats and bad wishes against his little kids. That is just cruel. He got an email from the Communications Director.
I got an email from the vice president’s office requesting that I apologize on air. On Twitter wasn’t enough I guess. They wanted it on air. Because this is what they’re thinking about while thousands of Americans are dying every day. Jokes from late-night talk show hosts.
Jimmy Kimmel issues apology to Donald Trump in monologue
So, with the threats, Kimmel has to issue an apology. But, he is not happy about it and decides to have his fun with the video. Jimmy Kimmel starts off by addressing President Donald Trump as the ‘weird baby that lives in the white house, the one with the orange face‘. He also goes on to explain the situation and then explains how hard it is to apologize to the Trump Administration.
Apologizing to the Trump administration for spreading untruth is like apologizing to Barry Bonds for using steroids. It’s hard.
Jimmy Kimmel also talks about how Donald Trump’s followers wished death upon his family and him.
Some of these lunatics have Christian in their bio but that didn’t stop them from wishing death on me, on my family, on my son. Some of them said they hope my son dies, they threatened my wife. There were hundreds of horrible, hateful, sometimes violent Twitter and Facebook posts.
Jimmy Kimmel does apologize to VP but then asks the Trump administration to apologize for all the atrocities they have imposed on the people. Kimmel says he asked Donald Trump to go make Melania Brunch because that is one thing he should do on Mother’s Day. He says that the President ignored the Pandemic and his wife on the day to tweet over 100 tweets. To this he says,
This really is the dumbest time to be alive. I always assumed that if I got involved in some kind of a Twitter feud with the president it would be with President Kanye in 2028. But no, it came early.