‘Like a swingers key party’: Kimmel grossed out by Trump’s clumsy flirtation with French first lady
Jimmy Kimmel winced as he watched video of President Donald Trump interacting with French first lady Brigitte Macron.
The president awkwardly shook her hand, which is becoming a dominant theme in his meetings with foreign dignitaries, and the effusively complimented her looks.
“There was one uncomfortable moment later on,” Kimmel said. “President (Emmanuel) Macron’s wife, Brigitte, is 25 years older than he is. He’s 39, she’s 64 — which you know has to be making Trump’s crazy orange head spin, right? I mean, for him, that’s about as backwards as it gets.”
Kimmel pointed to the next portion of their meeting, which he said showed the 71-year-old Trump trying not to bring up her age.
“You know this is the only thing on his mind,” he said. “He’s saying, ‘Don’t mention her age, don’t mention the age difference.’ This is what he says to her.”
Trump looked the French first lady up and down before blurting out an awkward compliment of the woman just seven years younger than him.
“You’re in such good shape,” Trump said, before turning to his French counterpart. “She’s in such good physical shape. Beautiful.”
Kimmel was flabbergasted.
“What goes on?” he said. “I mean — [it’s like a] ’65 Chevy convertible he’s admiring. Only Donald Trump would treat a meeting with a world leader like it’s a swingers’ key party.”