Jimmy Kimmel Claims To Have Lost Half Of Fans Over Trump Jokes
(RepublicanNews.org) – Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has been an outspoken critic of Trump since before the 45th presidency. While the Trump-based comedy may have been the recipe for success among his liberal base, it also turned off many of his viewers with differing political ideologies. Kimmel claims he lost around half of his fans due to heavily relying on jokes about the former president.
During an appearance on the “Naked Lunch Podcast,” hosted by Phil Rosenthal and David Wild, Kimmel mentioned the loss, claiming that he was the “most popular talk show host” among Republicans a decade ago. The liberal host recalled executives at ABC dropping hints that he needed to tone down his rhetoric surrounding Trump.
Kimmel asserted that with his refusal to comply and job potentially on the balance, the talk show host believes his seriousness over the issue caused the ABC producers to reconsider. Kimmel expressed his pride to be in a group of people, including Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert, who spoke out against Trump. Kimmel admitted that he could do perfectly fine staying more moderate, adding hosts who condemned the former president sacrificed part of their audience with that choice.
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