Jimmy Kimmel Calls Trump an ‘Egomaniac Dictator’ Over North Korea Rhetoric

“If our president was Daenerys Targaryen, I’d have no concerns,” the late night host says

Jimmy Kimmel took to his opening monologue Wednesday night to voice his concern over President Donald Trump’s comments about North Korea this week. “Being on the West Coast of the United States isn’t such a good thing anymore,” Kimmel opened. “I woke up this morning like, ‘k, good, we’re still alive.'”

“At 7:56 a.m., the president tweets, ‘My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before, dot dot dot,'” Kimmel said. “And now, after he tweets this totally untrue statement he makes us wait seven minutes before ‘…Hopefully, we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!”

“You can get away with the dot dot dot stuff when you’re tweeting about CNN or Rosie O’Donnell, but Kim Jong Un, in the time between those tweets, Kim Jong Un could have a nuclear missile half way to my house,” Kimmel continued. “This is not dot dot dot time, it’s not not not, is what I’m saying.”

Kimmel then noted that Trump reposted the video of his “fire and fury” comments, “which is the equivalent of liking your own Facebook post.”

Trump’s “fire and fury” comment came after The Washington Post reported that North Korea possesses a miniaturized a warhead that could fit on top of one of its missiles. North Korea’s military recently said it was examining plans for attacking Guam.

“The idea we should have no concerns about the fact that our president is saying he’s going to reign ‘fire and fury’ on North Korea? If our president was Daenerys Targaryen, I’d have no concerns. But she’s not, he is, so I do have concerns,” Kimmel said, referencing one of the major players on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” a queen who has dragons.

“The bottom line is we cannot afford to have an unstable, unpredictable, egomaniac dictator in charge of an arsenal of nuclear weapons,” Kimmel said. “And Kim Jong Un needs to be stopped too.”

Watch the full clip above.