Host Jimmy Kimmel protected himself against Trump’s legal threat by offering his apology for his alleged false reporting about the former President’s business loss while slamming Trump in his show.
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Kimmel defends himself against Trump’s legal threat with a sneaky apology
Jimmy Kimmel, the well-known host of the late-night talk show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ has defended himself against former President Donald Trump‘s legal threat with an apology during his late-night show on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Kimmel mocked Trump’s Twitter-like social media platform Truth Social based on a report that the platform lost $73 million.
Following his comments, Trump’s business, Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), demanded a retraction and an apology from the host.
However, after the news aired that Trump’s company only lost $31.6 million, Kimmel issued a pardoning statement on his late-night talk show while attacking the former President and his entire team.
In his statement, Kimmel said, “We talk a lot about Donald Trump here at the show. In the same way, paleontologists talk about apes, right? We’re studying him, but it’s easy to forget sometimes that he actually sees this stuff. He’s obsessed with himself and with what people say about him. And that somehow puts us once again in the crosshairs of our crazy ex-president and his compatriots.”
The host asserted that he received a letter from the Trump Media and Technology Group demanding that he retract his statements about the reported financial loss by the company.
Offering his apology message, Kimmel added, “To be fair, Truth Social is not a colossal failure. It’s just a catastrophic failure. I would like to do the right thing and congratulate our balloon-animal former president and his company on losing only $31.6 million. For you, that’s pretty good. That’s one of your best performances yet.”
The host artfully criticized Trump for his legal trials and demanded a retraction.
He said, “I have to say, demanding a retraction for reporting the value of his company incorrectly is pretty darn hilarious considering the fact he is on trial right now for reporting the value of his company incorrectly. Maybe he should sue himself.”
Kimmel added, “But in all fairness, TMTG demanded an apology, so from the bottom of my heart, I want to say, Donald Trump and everyone at the TMTG, I’m deeply sorry you’re so bad at running companies, I guess.”
About Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel, 56, is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He serves as the host of a late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, that has been streaming on ABC since January 26, 2003.
He hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards for three years in 2012, 2016, and 2020 and also hosted the Academy Awards show in 2017, 2018 and 2023.
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