With what feels like several new headline-worthy, Donald Trump-related situations taking off every day, it’s been impressive that the Stormy Daniels thing has been able to maintain its momentum for so long. A big part of that, though, has been because of the efforts of Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, who is constantly on TV providing late-night hosts like Jimmy Kimmel with material at Trump’s expense.
“He’s still very much at the center of the Stormy Daniels investigation. Or it is an investigation? I don’t know what it is,” Kimmel said during his “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” monologue on Wednesday night. “But Stormy’s lawyer Michael Avenatti was on Megyn Kelly today where he dropped a bombshell of as-yet-indeterminate size and length.”
Kimmel then cued a clip from Kelly’s interview with Avenatti that went like this:
Avenatti: “Well when she sat for that interview it actually lasted over two hours in length, the actual interview, and the portion that the American public saw was only about 14 or 16 minutes of actual interview time.”
Kelly: “But had it been newsworthy, ’60 Minutes’ would have put it on the air.”
Avenatti: “Well, ’60 Minutes” and CBS, they’re a conservative network. There’s a lot of information that was said during that interview that didn’t make it into the final ’60 Minutes’…”
Kelly: “Conservative like highbrow, you don’t mean politically conservative.”
Avenatti: “I mean that they play it very close to the vest. For instance, she can describe the president’s genitalia in great detail. that did not make it–”
Kelly: “We don’t need to hear that.”
“Yes, we do,” Kimmel said after the clip ended. “We do need to hear that. preferably on this show. I would be happy to facilitate that. When Stormy Daniels was here, I invited her to pick a carrot. That invitation still stands.
“By the way, Stormy Daniels has been in probably hundreds of adult films. With all that she’s seen, if she, 12 years after the experience, can still describe the president’s genitalia in great detail, that can only mean one thing: in some way or another he has an unusual penis. Maybe it’s bent. Maybe it has spots on it. Maybe it has a little blond toupee on top. But what I do know is America has a right to know this.”
Then Kimmel looked off to the side of the stage for a moment before continuing.
“Oh, we don’t? We don’t. I feel like we should,” he said.
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