Jimmy Kimmel seems to have identified a very specific way California Republican and wannabe governor Caitlyn Jenner is very much like a certain disgraced ex-president.
Jenner disclosed this week that she didn’t bother voting in the 2020 election. Instead, she went to a country club and played golf.
“Out here in California, it’s like, why vote for a Republican president? It’s just not going to work. I mean, it’s overwhelming,” Jenner said this week. “It was voting day and I thought the only thing out here in California that I worry about which affects people is the propositions that were out there. And I didn’t see any propositions that I really had one side or the other. So it was Election Day and I just couldn’t get excited about it. I just wound up going to play golf and I said, ‘I’m not doing that.'”
Deciding to play golf instead of actually engaging in one of the most important political moments in U.S. history is pretty on par with another prominent Republican, as Kimmel pointed out in his monologue Tuesday, while also roasting Jenner’s attempt to become governor of California.
“Here in California, Caitlyn Jenner is learning that running for governor isn’t exactly like running in the Olympics. She is polling at 6% in our upcoming recall election,” Kimmel said. (He’s right, by the way.)
“Well behind two other Republicans,” Kimmel continued. “You know who those other Republicans are who are ahead of Caitlyn Jenner? No one does. No one has any idea. Because none of them were on the E! Network.”
Then Kimmel got to the point: “Caitlyn Jenner is hoping to become our next governor, even though she admits she did not vote in the last election. But she had a super solid reason for not going to the polls.” At this point, Kimmel played a clip of her interview in which she admitted she didn’t vote.
“She’s gonna be a great governor, huh? Instead of voting, she played golf. Maybe she should be running for president instead.”
That quip was obviously a reference to former President Donald Trump, who spent 22% of his presidency playing golf.
Watch the full monologue above; the Jenner bit happens four minutes and 30 seconds in.