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Kimmel: ‘I Would Rather We Had a Chimpanzee as President of the United States’

Once again, the leftist late-night host — under the guise of 'humor' — went after Donald Trump, along with the National Rifle Association

On a stage and under the hot lights, Jimmy Kimmel simply cannot stop talking about the president or making extreme statements in an effort to “entertain.”

Kimmel went after President Donald Trump on Tuesday night after the chief executive clarified the comments he made Monday about Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential election and his view of American intelligence teams.

Trump originally appeared to say Russia was not at fault for any election interference, but he clarified his comments on Tuesday — yet that clarification was not enough for Kimmel.

“We thought yesterday was the craziest day of this ridiculous presidency,” the comedian said. “Turned out today made yesterday feel like a visit to historic Gettysburg.”

He continued, “The news today is our president is a liar, and not even a good one. President Trump today, in an attempt to explain what-the-Helsinki was going through his cotton candy-covered head when he stood next to Vladimir Putin, of all people, and took sides with Russia over our own American intelligence agencies, now says it was just a tiny little slip-up, even smaller than his fists.”

Kimmel added crudely that he’d rather have a chimpanzee as president than Trump. “I would rather we had a chimpanzee as president of the United States. At least with the chimp there would be someone to eat the bugs out of Rudy Giuliani’s hair.”

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If Kimmel prefers a leader other than Trump, someone should inform him that he is free to leave the country. If he’s this bothered by the direction the country is headed, then maybe that would be a healthy move for him. He’s free to go to Russia, North Korea, or numerous other nations.

Watching how Kimmel would fare outside his liberal bubble would be more humorous, actually, than anything that’s been on his show for the past two years.

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And as if more tired jokes about Trump weren’t enough, Kimmel also went after the NRA on Tuesday night, joking the group had been infiltrated by the Russians.

Kimmel aired a clip of a fake NRA ad featuring two “Russians” who played into some rather obvious and lazy stereotypes.

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