Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel has had a change of heart after constantly attacking President Trump in nightly monologues on his talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live. In a surprising revelation to Deadline, Kimmel said he plans to go easy on the president in his upcoming standup routine.

When asked whether he had prepared a “barrelful of barbs” for Trump in his upcoming standup comedy routine for ABC’s upfronts, Kimmel said, “So, I don’t know, I don’t know how much focus there will be on that. I think people have had an ass-full of Donald Trump, and I feel like the upfront is a time to look within and make fun of ourselves.”

Kimmel is among a group of anti-Trump Hollywood liberals, mostly Democrats, who routinely attack Trump online and in the media.

Since Trump was elected president in 2016, Kimmel has spent much of his comedic airtime attacking Trump as “mentally ill” and mocking his wife Melania Trump’s Slovenian accent.

But after numerous victories by Trump — both domestic and internationally — public sentiment has shifted as Trump’s approval ratings continue to rise.

Kimmel now acknowledges that his constant attacks on the president have cost him viewers.

“According to polls I’ve seen, it has cost me commercially,” Kimmel told Oprah Winfrey during an interview for her O Magazine in February. “That’s not ideal, but I wouldn’t change anything I said.”

  • Scromes1212

    At least he is being honest

  • thrift.store.jungle

    the cheeto is still a vile hateful poor excuse for a human being. his tiny hands and insufficient vocabulary continue to be uninspiring. there, jimmy, i’ll do it for u.

  • MissHarlem

    I’m not here for the dck sucking and enabling of a grown man child. So there’s that ??

  • TMW

    I don’t think Kimmel is having a change of heart about his views, just acknowledging that people are tired of anything that has to do with Trump. I’ve even noticed that I can go days now without getting a news alert about something Trump has said or did – his buffoonery is just expected now, so it is no longer “news.” Trump’s narcissistic self will be devastated though. He likes ANY news coverage, whether he calls it “FAKE” – i.e. news he doesn’t like – or not.

    The worst thing for Trump – and best thing for everybody else – is when people stop paying attention to him.

  • Miss Thang

    Bashing Trump is low hanging fruit. It’s so predictable and boring. I don’t understand this culture of loving to hate people. It’s like the Kardashians. People love to hate them so much and they feed off of it and only become more and more famous and/or successful. Just quit giving poisonous people attention.

  • my view

    facts

  • justlooking

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e24f22f36d8d7b6c8745020826025c758918fbad63a15635f0d76ad1e0f1c97e.gif Eventually you stop paying attention to your dog poop and throw it away.

    The whole presidency is trash. Throw it all way.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I agree about the Trump bashing, but I’m caught up in the Avenatti chasing Cohen story. I think that’s what people want to know about. That’s the story du jour.
    Trump is going to do whatever and I think the “smart” people see through him.

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  • Dr. P

    Since Trump was elected president in 2016, Kimmel has spent much of his comedic airtime attacking Trump as “mentally ill” and mocking his wife Melania Trump’s Slovenian accent
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    Attacking as mentally ill…he stated the obvious and she needs to work on her English and that putrid accent.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Well we know that Trump likes to see his name in lights and in the media. If you stop talking about and reporting about Trump he will wonder – WHY ARENT you talking about me? It will definitely hurt him.
    And did anyone see that item about Trump NOT wishing his wife a Mothers Day?

  • iWasteTime

    But after numerous victories by Trump — both domestic and internationally — public sentiment has shifted as Trump’s approval ratings continue to rise.
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  • Quitedeliteful

    That’s why I like Stephen Colbert. He roasts Trump mercilessly every night and I am here for it…

  • Dun Dilly

    You can hate Cheeto personally, However, to hate on the job he’s doing…is just hate for no reason. ..especially some of you nikkas that don’t understand how illegal immigration was fckin up the job market for the low wage making homies.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Jimmy leave that shyt alone chile cape for a demon … You will be demonized … These demons are to have no love… They have harassed stolen enough … Bye Jimmy

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Is kimmel even funny?

  • justlooking

    he has a dry sense of humor, he mostly a nice guy.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    You idiotic clown. Shut up.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I watch a few of his late night shows, but stand up hmmmm

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    As long as Trump keeps acting like an idiot, then he’s fair game for comedians to make fun of him, period.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yeah, his ratings have risen … from the cesspool, to the toilet.

  • justlooking

    he started in radio and segued into comedy in late 90’s

  • what?why

    What a tool – he sees the tempo changing in the country and now back tracks. Idiot

  • Alextra Ballard

    Maaan ian nobidy stud’n kimmel. They attacked the Obamas from jump street and never stop throughout his presidency. So kimmel needs to take a seat in every chair in the theatre. Somebidy must’ve seriously threatened this fool

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.

    If the unemployment rate is actually 3.9% how are illegals messing up the job market for low wage earners since Trump has deported less than 10,000 illegals since he’s been in office?

    Face the fact that there are jobs that Americans won’t perform regardless of the pay.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.

    Wait until gas goes over $4/gallon and we’re at war with Iran.

  • Miss Thang

    I agree that illegal immigration is a problem for this country, and disproportionately hurts black people. But, there is so much more he could do to help blacks that he is not doing – jobs program, education, etc.

  • Trace da Ace

    Girl!! ME too!!……Kimmel is going all soft as a cupcake on Trump now…after going hard on him for a minute…….smdh…flip floppers…

  • KJBibleOnSlaveShips

    Neanderthals are terrorizing the world with Nukes.That’s how they stay winning And this Neanderthal got Trumps BACK ANYWAY.A dying race realize they must work together or become extinct.

  • KJBibleOnSlaveShips

    Neanderthals are terrorizing the world with Nukes.That’s how they stay winning.They have been doing this since they left those caves. And this Neanderthal got Trumps BACK ANYWAY.A dying race realize they must work together or become extinct.

  • Bossy704

    I cancelled my New York Times subscription and my mamas because we were tired of all the Trump stuff. They were recycling the same non-stories everyday. Ten articles about nothing.

  • Simone

    Do you actually follow world news? Terror attacks happened in Indonesia this weekend and the attackers were not White. There will always be White-on-White, Black-on-Black and Hispanic-on-Hispanic violence because we mainly live around and co-mingle with our own but as far as worldwide terror goes, it’s not just White people doing it.

  • Quitedeliteful

    He is the best at digging in Trump’s arse!!!

  • Simone

    Of course comedians can continue to attack the President. And we Trump supporters can continue not to watch their shows. That is also fair game. Kimmel acknowledged that he has lost viewers as a result of his Trump-bashing. Other shows have as well. There is quality programming that does not bash Trump. There are options.

  • Branch Davidian

    Instead of hating on Trump and making non-stories news, people should try actually developing an opposition candidate. Democrats get blinded by anger and emotion while Republicans win elections by any means necessary….

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Are you trying to say that Kimmel is adhering to that old adage: If we ignore Trump maybe he will go away?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You know how to shut these fools down and with a quickness.

  • EMILY POST

    They been so out of control with bashing people for no reason at all it started with Bill Clinton and got more and more excessive with each President and now it’s pure ridiculous. They talk about ish no one cares about and ignore the big stuff that matters. Their jokes were just excessive mean spiteful and mean spirited they lost just as much credibility as fox did when obama was in office.

  • Kay Gee

    eff djt…that’s all i got. NOTHING and NOBODY will ever get me to approve of him.

  • Kay Gee

    I actually would LOVE to up vote you millions of times.

  • dontgetblocked

    There’s a reason Donald Trump is the President. Joke all you want but he had the powers behind him.

  • SumthinSweeter

    So did Slave Masters and KKK members.

  • SumthinSweeter

    yup. u summed that up about right.

  • TheOwley

    Both concepts were democrats’ panaceas for black people.

  • justlooking

    Really, tell us how. How many black folks you seen picking cucumbers and avocado’s?

    Doing lawn work?

    Hell we had your low wage homie, stealing folks money clean out their purse.

  • Karen Brady

    lol… this is funny!!!

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOOOOOOOO

  • Karen Brady

    he’s nice.. good people person.. not hilarious to me at least.

  • Karen Brady

    Always!!! I be waitin’ on her ‘clown” every time.

  • SumthinSweeter

    True but if u were more literate then you would know those concepts no longer apply.

  • TheOwley

    No, they substituted that for the welfarization of blacks in America, because nothing is more powerful than an educated and independently minded Black family man.

  • SDot

    Oh it’s all for money….foh.
    wrong is wrong. That orange man is wrong.

    They didnt stop going at obama. I can’t. Flip floppers.

  • SumthinSweeter

    But as we know that “plot” wasn’t 100% fool proof because just as many whites ended up on it as well.

  • TheOwley

    You are on welfare, no man in the home, you are a dependent of the state and most vote accordingly to keep that dependency. Those are the consequences intended. That many other people including illegal citizens are taking advantage does not negate my original thought.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Ummm you brought in the welfare system. I was a social worker for 7 years. Sooooooo you aren’t telling me anything that I don’t already know.

  • justlooking

    Chile you preaching to the choir.

    Chile the axis of the entire earth is off, even the volcano in Hawaii is wrecking havoc. FOLKS don’t want to sing Kumbaya. NOPE

  • Dowoop

    LMFAO

  • laidbackgal4real

    If he wants to keep his talk show … he better go easy ?

  • TheOwley

    Then you are a first witness as to how this has devastated the black family and consequently the black community. As it is said, wake up, wise up, rise up. Maybe not Trump but democrats (as what that party has become) for sure not.

  • SumthinSweeter

    I’m not a Democrat either so you wake up! Neither party is perfect and I plan to leave it at just that.

  • TheOwley

    I’ve never been asleep. Proudly independent. And yes, neither party is perfect but democrats have their replacement of blacks lined up. It’s called illegals. And that cannot be left as that.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Ok well good luck in your endeavors and don’t forget your cape.

  • TheOwley

    While thank you. I will make sure I iron that cape and eat all my vegetables too.

  • SumthinSweeter

    ???

  • datjerk

    Interesting

  • Jethro

    It won’t last; Benedict Donald is a goldmine of material.

  • KJBibleOnSlaveShips

    Dumb arz Asians, Arabs and Indians have Neanderthal DNA today. We blk people are the only ones that don’t have it.Go read a book–research before you respond to me!!!!!

  • ALLMINE?

    It’s annoying. Talk about some other shit for a change..

  • Karmen

    It has gotten to the point that CNN & MSNBC is unwatchable. It can’t be that everything he does is breaking news. I’m ready to move on hope that he helps this country & its citizen be successful. He can’t and we can’t move forward with this type of hate and bashing. Not to mention it’s just not funny anymore.

  • hottlanta

    Still waiting to see the long line from people like yourself in the hot sun picking strawberries and other fruit by hand with no benefits. Slavery was level and black folks didn’t get a salary and you raising hell about someone working illegally and getting low wages.

  • Julia Lyons

    Amen! Well stated!????

  • http://www.snopes.com/ SnopesDogg?????????

    You live in Canada, Craig Hingley. We know you adore trump even though you don’t even live here, and you regularly make fake accounts to go around the internet disparaging rape victims, but making up a fake citizenship too? How weird can you be?

  • Cannelle

    I agree with you. I’m Trump-fatigued. It doesn’t mean that I had a change of heart and like him, I just don’t want him to be a daily part of my human existence.

  • TMW

    “Trump fatigued.” Exactly!

  • TMW

    If only it were that easy or simple….

  • Cannelle

    I’m in another country, and when people talk to me about Trump, I actually turn around and walk away from them. I’m not kidding. Like, don’t you have something else to talk about?

  • TOO REAL

    I don’t watch his boring ass anyway but that is his prerogative but, don’t you dare speak for America. WE HAVE NOT FINISHED UNTIL HE’S OUT.

  • bessie

    LIES don’t care who tell them. This is Fake News!

  • Karmen

    Lol!

  • http://www.snopes.com/ SnopesDogg?????????

    Guess that answers it.

  • Jethro

    And less than a week later:

    Jimmy Kimmel Calls Out Trump in Wake of Santa Fe Shooting

    https://youtu.be/J92ZikrHm94

    I knew Jimmy wouldn’t stop… none of us will.