By Nick Romano
January 04, 2018 at 08:18 AM EST

“The rats are finally eating their young,” Jimmy Kimmel said with a smile as he ran through the newly sparked feud between President Donald Trump and his former chief counsel, Steven Bannon.

“While the weather is cold, the president is very, very hot right now,” Kimmel said during his opening monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday.

The Guardian published a report on Wednesday about a bombshell new book from Michael Wolff. Fire and Fury: Inside Trump’s White House reportedly quotes Bannon as using the words “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” to describe Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer to purportedly receive damning information about Hillary Clinton.

New York magazine also published an excerpt from the book with additional unflattering details about the administration. Trump himself then lashed out at Bannon in a statement.

“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency,” POTUS said. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind … Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than 30 years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base — he’s only in it for himself.”

“This administration… it’s unlike anything ever,” Kimmel said. “There are three new scandals every day. The wheels just keep coming off and somehow the bus just keeps rolling. I don’t know how many wheels there are on this bus.”

Watch Kimmel’s monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live above.

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