Kimmel on Cancelled North Korea Summit: Maybe Those Coins Will Be The ‘Currency of The Apocalypse’


On Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel mocked President Trump for canceling the scheduled summit with North Korea.

Kimmel began by weighing in on Trump’s televised announcement of his decision. And he only had one question:

“Is he rubbing deodorants directly into his eye sockets now?” Kimmel asked. “What is going on?… Anyway, I digress.”

He called Trump’s canceling of the summit the “nuclear nonproliferation equivalent of ‘You break up with me? I break up with you!'”

Kimmel then dissected the letter Trump wrote to North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un, which he said wasn’t “Lincoln-esq.” He specifically read the part where he said to the dictator, “You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used” and later “I felt a wonderful dialogue was building up between you and me.”

“You see, that’s Trump diplomacy in a nutshell,” Kimmel reacted. “‘I look forward to our friendship, but if not, I will kill you.'”

He compared Trump asking Kim Jong Un to write or call him about the summit to that “part of the movie where the couple breaks up but then they realize they can’t live without each other and one of them has to run through the airport to stop the other one from getting on a flight.”

Kimmel read the statement South Korea gave in reaction to Trump’s decision to cancel the summit.

“We are trying to figure out what President Trump’s intention is and what it’s exact meaning is.”

“Well, welcome to the club,” Kimmel quipped.

He also mocked the commemorative coins that were made for the summit.

“Maybe they can become the official currency of the apocalypse,” Kimmel suggested.

Watch the clip above, via ABC.

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