Jimmy Kimmel spars with Donald Trump Jr. over Harvey Weinstein
Jimmy Kimmel trolled Donald Trump Jr. during a Twitter conversation on Saturday with the 2005 video of his father, Donald Trump, saying he could grab women “by the p—y.”
The contentious back-and-forth started after President Trump began his Saturday by tweeting about late-night hosts. “Late Night host [sic] are dealing with the Democrats for their very ‘unfunny’ & repetitive material, always anti-Trump! Should we get Equal Time?” the president wrote on Twitter. It was Kimmel who reportedly spoke to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) while writing his numerous monologues against the GOP efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
In response, Kimmel wrote, “Excellent point Mr. President! You should quit that boring job — I’ll let you have my show ALL to yourself.”
Soon after Kimmel’s tweet, Donald Jr. replied, pivoting the conversation to the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein — who has not been mocked by the late-night community thus far.
In response, Kimmel tweaked Donald Jr. and his father’s opinion of the New York Times, which broke the Weinstein story.
“You mean that big story from the failing, liberal, one-sided @nytimes? I think it is disgusting,” Kimmel wrote.
Donald Jr. quickly responded, “Great I look forward to your monologues next week. You’re probably due for a change if only for a moment or two.” To which Kimmel replied, “Great — in the meantime, enjoy this!” In his tweet, the late-night host included the infamous Access Hollywood video of a graphic, sexist conversation Donald Trump had with then-host Billy Bush.
“I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her,” President Trump said in the 2005 video of an actress with whom he was going to share a scene on a soap opera. “You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. … Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.” The video was released one year ago, on Oct. 7, 2016.