Jimmy Kimmel roasts Donald Trump Jr. for Russia email scandal
On most days, Jimmy Kimmel is happy to not be Donald Trump Jr., but he joked to his Jimmy Kimmel Live audience that it’s especially true this week. The late-night host roasted the president’s son on Tuesday night over the latest scandal involving his emails and his meeting with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer during the last presidential campaign.
“Donald Jr. is like the guy at work who opens the obviously fake document and now everyone in the office has a virus on their computer,” Kimmel said.
Lately, Trump Jr. has drawn comparisons to Fredo Corleone, who betrays his brother and signs his own death warrant in the Godfather movies. But Kimmel says the Trumps are all like the Corleone family “if all of them were Fredo.”
“The only thing worse than being Donald Trump Jr. would be Donald Trump Jr. Jr. That would be it,” he added.
The irony of Trump Jr.’s situation was not lost on Kimmel, either. President Trump spent most of his campaign reminding his supporters of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State. Now, the Trump name is wrapped up in its own controversy involving Trump Jr.’s emails linking him to Russia.
“It is funny though that after Donald spent a year hammering Hillary about emails…he may get brought down by an email,” Kimmel said. “It’s like rain on your wedding day.”
Kimmel also brought back his Kellyanne Conway puppet to discuss the situation. “Jimmy, those are alternative facts,” she said. “There’s absolutely no evidence to suggest he met with anyone at all.” The puppet stuck to her story even when reminded that Trump Jr. posted the emails himself to Twitter. “That’s fake news. Why would he do that?”
Watch Kimmel’s segment in the clip above.