Jimmy Kimmel has had harsh words for President Trump lately, especially when it comes to health care, but on Wednesday night’s show he actually praised the president … sort of.
“Once again, we send our love Las Vegas, where President Trump visited today,” the late-night host said in his opening monologue.
“And you know what? He was very well-behaved. He stuck to his script — he thanked first responders — he didn’t brag about his hotel there, he did good today. He really did,” Kimmel, who grew up in Vegas, continued.
“For the most part,” he added.
During his visit to Vegas after an attack that left 59 people dead and over 500 people injured, Trump met with doctors who treated shooting victims, and with some “absolutely terribly wounded” patients.
He then met with emergency workers, including Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, to thank them for their “bravery” and “incredible” efforts.
“America is truly a nation in mourning,” the president said.
However, Kimmel thought Trump got off to “a rough start” by starting the day with a Twitter tirade about the “fake news media.”
“NBC news is #FakeNews and more dishonest than even CNN. They are a disgrace to good reporting. No wonder their news ratings are way down!” he tweeted. Fortunately he did tweet about the real news: the situation in Vegas in the aftermath of Stephen Paddock’s attack.
On behalf of a GRATEFUL NATION, THANK YOU to all of the First Responders (HEROES) who saved countless lives in Las Vegas on Sunday night. pic.twitter.com/ZxuMYWnNHv
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2017
Kimmel also reflected on Trump’s visit to Puerto Rico earlier this week.
“You have to give Trump this — he does have pretty good paper towel shooting form. I feel like he could make more shots than Shaq,” the ABC host quipped.
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