"Hundreds of people in Pittsburgh spontaneously showed up to protest as President Trump visited the synagogue where 11 people were killed on Saturday in yet another mass shooting," Jimmy Kimmel said on Tuesday's Kimmel Live. The president ignored pleas from local rabbis and the mayor to sit this one out. But the president, you know all he wants is bring people together. And his new plan to make that happen? He says he's going to issue an executive order that would end what's known as birthright citizenship," despite that being enshrined in the 14th Amendment. "It's a bold move," Kimmel joked, "because usually when Trump makes an executive order, it comes with four biscuits, two cups of mashed potatoes, and 10 pieces of the Colonel's extra-crispy fried chicken."
Kimmel played Trump's interview, with Axios, where he falsely stated that the U.S. is the only country with birthright citizenship (more than 30 other nations do, too, including Canada and Mexico) and said the law is ridiculous and has to end. "'It's ridiculous and it has to end' should be the slogan for his re-election campaign," Kimmel quipped. He turned to Trump's continued hyping of "that caravan all the nuts are so scared of."
Kimmel cracked some jokes about the caravan, but Stephen Colbert's Late Show turned it into a Trumpean horror flick.
Kimmel also had a good laugh at the bumbling plot to falsely accuse Special Counsel Robert Mueller of sexual misconduct. That's "very clever: You witch hunt the witch hunter — that way, people won't know which witch hunter to hunt," he said. And the details are even better, including the fact that one of the apparent conspirators, pro-Trump conspiracist Jacob Wohl, linked the plot to his mother's phone number. "I like a scandal that involves a Verizon family plan, you know?" Kimmel joked. "So Jacob might be in trouble with the FBI and grounded by his mother, too." Watch below. Peter Weber