Jimmy Kimmel on Trump's Russia scandal: Captain America is a documentary now
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is at the center of the latest revelation in the ongoing scandal over the president’s alleged ties to Russia, and Jimmy Kimmel thinks he has heard this story before.
“Remember that Captain America movie a few years back where everybody in the government was a Hydra agent and it seemed like, ‘Eh, that would never happen’?” (That’d be Captain America: The Winter Solider, by the way.) “It’s a documentary now,” Kimmel joked.
That Captain America himself, Chris Evans, has said he feels “rage” over Trump’s presidency only heightens the comparison.
According to the Associated Press, Manafort signed a contract with a Russian billionaire for the purpose of strengthening the Putin government in exchange for $10 million a year. “Can you imagine what Trump would be tweeting if President Obama or Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager had a $10 million a year contract to promote the Russian government?” Kimmel said. “He wouldn’t know what to do, words wouldn’t even come out of his Twitter. He’d be so excited he’d probably have to start using emojis.”
The late-night host added: “Even if you love Donald Trump, you know that’s true. You know it. You know he’d be tweeting until his tiny little thumbs broke off.”
He further slammed White House press secretary Sean Spicer, calling him the “White House stress secretary.” Kimmel criticized how Spicer “actually claimed that the campaign chairman had a very limited role.”
Watch the clip above.