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Late Night Tackles President Trump

Jimmy Kimmel gawks at Trump's reality TV Supreme Court nomination, does him one better

"I've been making a lot of jokes about this presidency becoming a reality show," Jimmy Kimmel said on Tuesday's Kimmel Live. "I did not know the reality show would actually become a reality, and tonight it did." On Tuesday night, President Trump pre-empted prime-time TV to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court on live TV, and he brought both judges to the room for the big unveiling. "That's right, he freaking Ryan Seacrest-ed his choice for the Supreme Court," Kimmel said. "This is like a two-on-one date on The Bachelor."

Kimmel turned the moment into an actual reality TV clip — not The Bachelor, of course, but Celebrity Apprentice — then played the real moment when Judge Neil Gorsuch was brought out. "Was that a surprise?" Trump asked. "Was it?" "Well, yeah, you know who it was a surprise for?" Kimmel said. "The guy who drove all the way out from Pittsburgh to not get picked as Supreme Court judge." Watch below. Peter Weber