Ahead of a series of Jimmy Kimmel Live tapings in Brooklyn, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel appeared for an interview on Good Morning America where he touched on a number of hot topics such as the Harvey Weinstein scandal, his recent forays into national political debates and feelings on the president.
When asked if he’d be able to get President Donald Trump on his Brooklyn shows since Trump is a New Yorker, Kimmel joked that Trump is probably not “planning to visit” him anytime soon and the president likely has a “date night” with Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he’d have a tough time breaking. At the same time, he said he’d like to have the president on his show.
“I have a lot of questions for Donald Trump,” the comedian said. “Maybe this is crazy but I feel like I could turn him around on a couple of things.”
Kimmel also addressed criticism directed his way for not speaking out as forcefully or passionately against Harvey Weinstein as he has on health care and the Las Vegas shootings.
“First of all, the Harvey Weinstein thing, people like this false equivalence of that’s somehow equivalent to what happened in Las Vegas,” Kimmel declared. “I mean, Harvey Weinstein is not a person — is not a friend of mine. I’m not in the movie business. And I’ll add that that story came out like I think moments before we went to tape on Thursday and we didn’t have a show on Friday.”
He noted that he did address the scandal on his Monday program while explaining that he never called himself the “moral conscience” of America, hitting back at critics who have used old comedy footage of him as proof of alleged hypocrisy.
Watch the clip above, via ABC.
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