Jimmy Kimmel joked Monday about his Twitter clash with Donald Trump Jr. over Harvey Weinstein, calling it “just a normal, regular weekend for me.”
The drama started when President Trump tweeted: “Late Night host are dealing with the Democrats for their very “unfunny” & repetitive material, always anti-Trump! Should we get Equal Time?”
Kimmel was quick to point that the president “took the time with those little thumbs to put the word ‘unfunny’ in quotes. Which means we have a president who doesn’t know how air quotes work … We basically have Joey from ‘Friends’ running the country.”
Trump Jr. responded: “Thoughts on Harvey Weinstein? — hashtag asking for a friend.”
For those in the dark about the Twitter jab, Kimmel explained.
“The insinuation was that we — as part of the biased left-wing media propaganda machine — wouldn’t say anything about him because he’s a Democrat. Nevermind the thousands of jokes about Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton and all the other Bills of that ilk.
“So I wrote back, ‘You mean that big story from the failing, liberal, one-sided @nytimes? I think it is disgusting.’ And he replied, ‘Great I look forward to your monologues next week. You’re probably due for a change if only for a moment or two.'”
For a full rundown of the not-so-lighthearted banter, click here.
“People are pointing to the fact that Harvey Weinstein was a Clinton supporter, and listen, it’s true, I’m not defending Hillary Clinton. The fact is, her campaign did take money from a high-profile man who has been accused of sexual harassment multiple times.
“And not just one of them, by the way, she took money from two of them! Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump, who donated to Hillary’s campaign in 2008,” Kimmel proclaimed.
“Note to DJTJ — next time you’re defending your father — and you think it’s a good idea to draw a comparison between him and a freshly-accused sexual predator? Don’t. It doesn’t help.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs at 11:35 p.m. on ABC.