After beginning his “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” monologue on Wednesday night with some amusing anecdotes about his children, Jimmy Kimmel made time to joke about Donald Trump’s notable tweets of the day.
“Maybe Twitter should look into limiting Donald Trump’s tweety time,” Kimmel said.
“President Trump took to Twitter today — today he gave some historical perspective on the trial of his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. He wrote, ‘Looking back on history, who was treated worse, Alfonse Capone, legendary mob boss, killer and “Public Enemy Number One,” or Paul Manafort, political operative & Reagan/Dole darling, now serving solitary confinement – although convicted of nothing? Where is the Russian Collusion?’
“Well, first of all, his trial is on day two. Which might explain why he is ‘convicted of nothing’ yet,” Kimmel offered. “And, second, is it a good PR move to defend your former campaign manager by comparing him to a gangster who was sent to Alcatraz and stabbed in the prison laundry room.”
Kimmel also noted what was certainly one of the more popular aspects of that Trump tweet for people to mock on Wednesday.
“And I love that he calls Al Capone ‘Alfonse,’ like they’re golf buddies,” Kimmel said. ” ‘Me and Alfonse, we go way back. He was fantastic, one of the great throat-cutters, believe me.’ “
Then Kimmel moved on to Trump’s other, less amusing big tweet from Wednesday.
“The President also today had a suggestion for Attorney General Jeff Sessions,” Kimmel said. “He wrote: ‘..This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!’
“And you know while some might say that this tweet — telling his attorney general to stop an investigation of him — is obstruction of justice, luckily for Donald Trump, nothing matters at all anymore. All the cages at the zoo are open and we’re just running for our lives.”
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