Donald Trump Jr. thought he was being clever when he called out late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter this week, but his attack undeniably backfired.



Kimmel gained widespread attention following his recent defense of Obamacare, advocacy for tighter gun control legislation, and outspoken opposition to the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill.

“I do want to say something to these nuts who spent most of the day today on television and online attacking those of us who think we need to do something about the fact that 59 innocent people were killed,” Kimmel said in his opening monologue Wednesday, referencing the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting earlier this month.

“They say it’s inappropriate to be talking about it because it’s ‘too soon,’” Kimmel said. “Maybe it’s too soon for you because … in your heart, you know you bear some responsibility for the fact that anyone can get any weapon they want.”

Lately, the renowned talk show host has made an admirable habit of utilizing his Hollywood platform to protect and inform the American people. But to President Trump, Kimmel is little more than a playground bully.

Trump alleged that prominent late-night hosts were “dealing with the Democrats,” arguing that his platform should get “Equal Time” this Saturday on Twitter. In response, Kimmel agreed to give Trump all the ego-fueling air time he wants, provided he resigns his presidency.

After witnessing the interaction between Kimmel and his father, Trump Jr. desperately tried to put the late-night host on blast.

He failed.


What’s Happening Now:

Comedians and television hosts have mostly avoided discussing the recent firing of Harvey Weinstein, a Hollywood film mogul whose termination came in light of repeated sexual assault allegations. Saturday Night Live initially prepared jokes about Weinstein but shelved them before airing this weekend’s installment, according to reports.

As such, it seemed like the perfect topic to grill Kimmel on — or at least, that’s what Trump Jr. thought. Instead, Kimmel was brutally honest.

It wasn’t the answer Trump Jr. was expecting. As such, he tried to turn the tables, but Kimmel’s response was nothing short of epic.

Kimmel attached the infamous Billy Bush video, where Trump nonchalantly talked about sexually assaulting women — the same thing Weinstein is accused of. Somewhat ironically, the leaked audio tape was released by The Washington Post on October 7, 2016 — exactly one year prior to the interaction between Kimmel and Trump Jr.

Happy revolting anniversary, I suppose.

Unsurprisingly, after Kimmel’s brutal retort, Trump Jr. remained silent.