Jimmy Kimmel feuded with President Donald Trump and his son over the weekend about whether his political jokes were funny, and the president then demanded “equal time” to defend himself, and the late-night host kept at it Monday night.
It’s “an interesting question,” Kimmel said on Monday. “Especially since the president tweeted this demand for equal time after watching Fox & Friends breathlessly drool about how great he is for three hours straight.”
He then mocked the president for talking about how repetitive people can be and played footage of Trump saying the same phrases over and over again.
On Twitter, Kimmel responded to Trump’s, saying, “Excellent point Mr. President! You should quit that boring job – I’ll let you have my show ALL to yourself #MAGA.”
That got a quick response from Donald Trump Jr., who attacked Kimmel, attacked Kimmel about the “disgusting” allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Kimmel responded with the infamous “Access Hollywood” video in which Trump brags about assaulting women by grabbing them by the genitals.
Noting that Weinstein is “not the president” and “not particularly well-known outside of L.A. and New York,” Kimmel explained that Trump’s “insinuation was that we, as part of the biased left-wing propaganda machine, wouldn’t say anything about him because he’s a Democrat — never mind the thousands of jokes about Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton” that he has told over the years.
“People are pointing to the fact that Harvey Weinstein was a Clinton supporter, and listen, it’s true, I’m not defending Hillary Clinton,” Kimmel said. “Fact is, her campaign did take money from a high-profile man who has been accused of sexual harassment multiple times.”
However, he noted that Clinton has a history of taking money from an alleged rapist and notorious sexual harasser: Donald Trump. Trump had given money to her U.S. Senate race.
“Next time you’re defending your father and you think it’s a good idea to draw a comparison between him and a freshly accused sexual predator, don’t. It doesn’t help,” Kimmel told Trump Jr.
He then promised his audience a joke about Weinstein:
“What’s the difference between Harvey Weinstein and the Pillsbury Doughboy? When the Pillsbury Doughboy offers you a roll, he doesn’t ask you to watch him take a shower for it,” he said.
New study warns of ‘killer heat’ set to overtake the US
Without urgent international action to address runaway global heating, there will be almost no communities or regions in the contiguous United States unaffected as the number of lethally hot days each year—including those characterized as "off-the-charts" hot—doubles by mid-century and quadruples by the year 2100.
"Nearly everywhere, people will experience more days of dangerous heat even in the next few decades." —Kristina Dahl, Union of Concerned ScientistsThat is among the key findings of a new report and accompanying peer-reviewed study published in Environmental Research Communications, both by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), released Tuesday.
Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation from the global crisis lender on Tuesday, citing more clarity about her nomination to lead the European Central Bank as European legislators approved a new top bureaucrat.
Lagarde said in a statement her resignation was effective Sept. 12, firing the starting gun for the IMF’s search for her successor, which is likely to be another European.
“With greater clarity now on the process for my nomination as ECB President and the time it will take, I have made this decision in the best interest of the Fund,” Lagarde said in a statement.
Wary US swimmers share waves with deadly sharks off Cape Cod
At the entrance to Newcomb Hollow Beach, at the tip of the Cape Cod peninsula, the picture of a great white shark reminds swimmers that the US shores of the Atlantic must be shared with the ocean's most feared predator.
The great whites swim to this region in the northeastern United States to hunt for one of their preferred foods -- seals.
Since the Marine Mammal Protection Act was passed in 1972 the number of seals in Cape Cod has grown to more than 50,000.
In 2005 the great whites were declared a protected species in the state of Massachusetts -- where Cape Cod is located -- and have since become regular visitors to the region.