"This was a weird day," Jimmy Kimmel said on Wednesday's Kimmel Live. "Donald Trump treated the media gathered in New York to a rambling, angry, jumbled, dishonest, and frequently incoherent hour-and-20-minute-long press conference." It was quite a performance, "like the craziest voicemail from your mom, ever," Kimmel said. "It was bananas. You know they say Rod Rosenstein wanted to tape him to show everyone he's nuts? Not necessary, he did it himself." Trump's rantings were so madcap, he added, "they could have easily have sold this thing to Netflix as a comedy special."
Kimmel played a string of highlights, breaking in with asides. Having a "very, very large brain," he noted, "is not a good thing. When your brain is swelling, it means you have CTE — it's common in the NFL." And he laughed at Trump's claim to hate being famous, saying whoever "put his name in such giant letters on these buildings ... owes him an apology, bigly."
Kimmel turned to the new sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, noting that "cowardly" Senate Republican men are hiding behind a "female assistant" — a Republican prosecutor from Arizona — to question one of Kavanaugh's accusers on Thursday. "Here's all you need to know," he said: "All three accusers want the FBI to investigate their claims; Republicans, Brett Kavanaugh, don't want the FBI to investigate. I wonder why that is." Trump is standing by his man, for now, but his tweet to "pray" for Kavanaugh caught Kimmel's attention.
"Do you think, is there any chance that Donald Trump has actually prayed for Brett Kavanaugh and his family?" Kimmel said. "Maybe we should ask God if Donald Trump is a ... God?" Kimmel's "God" looked a lot like Billy Crystal, and he had a list of things that Trump has (and hasn't) prayed for.
The Late Show was on the same wavelength about that Netflix special, but one "joke" really bombed. Peter Weber