Jimmy Kimmel had a surprise guest on his show Tuesday night in order to deliver a joke about how many people who have worked in Donald Trump’s White House have quit or been fired — with three new names added to that list Tuesday, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Kimmel talked at length about Tillerson’s firing on Tuesday morning, which was the latest in a long string of people who work for Trump either being shown the door of quitting.
“I’m starting to think he fires people just so he can get some going-away cake at the party. Trump told reporters he made this decision ‘by myself.’ Like a five-year-old. ‘I did it all by myself.’ Of course you did by yourself, there’s no one left at the White House anymore. It’s just you and your Slovenian captive,” Kimmel said, referring to Slovenia-native Melania Trump, which was met by shocked sounds from the audience before the response morphed into applause. “Was that too much? I’ll make a note of that.”
Kimmel also mentioned one of the other big firings from Tuesday, Trump assistant John McEntee.
“He’s been with him last three years. He was his body man. The reports say he was fired because he was under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes. He really does pick the best people. You can’t argue with that,” Kimmel joked before showing a picture of the very “handsome” McEntee.
“According to members of the White House staff, he was escorted out of the building and wasn’t allowed to get his jacket. Which based on that picture probably had a lot of shiny buttons on it. The Wall Street Journal reported his problems are related to gambling and tax issues. The good news is even though he had to be removed from the White House, McEntee already new job as senior adviser to Trump’s reelection campaign. Hakuna matata,” Kimmel said. It is true that McEntee was hired by the Trump 2020 campaign after being fired from the White House.
Near the end of the segment, Kimmel had special guest George Takei pop in to present a collection of commemorative plates with the faces of everyone who has quit or been fired from the Trump Administration.
“And because the list is sure to grow, we’re adding 50 blank plates so you can affix your own pictures to keep up. Look what I did,” Takei said as he held up a plate with a printed out picture of Donald Trump’s face affixed. “And if you act right now you will receive a bonus: a Chris Christie bottomless pasta bowl.”
Earlier in the segment, Kimmel delivered a zinger about the GOP-led House Intelligence Committee deciding to end its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“The president was riding high after the end of the Russia investigation, or I should say their Russia ‘investigation,'” Kimmel said, doing finger quotes as he said “investigation” the second time. “But putting Republican members in the House in charge of finding out if there was collusion with Russia is like putting a team of raccoons in charge of finding out who is knocking over your trash can every night.”
You can watch this portion Kimmel’s Tuesday monologue in the video embedded at the top of this post.