Jimmy Kimmel is agog at Michael Cohen's takedown of Trump and the GOP's blustery pushback

Jimmy Kimmel laughs over Michael Cohen's Trump testimony
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"Today was a very dramatic day for the government of the United States," Jimmy Kimmel said on Wednesday's Kimmel Live. In a hearing before the House Oversight Committee, President Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen "delivered an opening statement that somehow managed to mention both the Holocaust and a porn star, and we were off to the races from there. Michael Cohen, who worked for the president for 10 years, called his former boss a racist, a conman, and a cheat, but said he served him because being around Trump was 'intoxicating' — but not in a bottle-of-wine kind of a [way], more of a cocktails-with-Cosby type of thing."

"Republicans were relentless in their blind defense of the president," Kimmel said. "Nixon must be so jealous of these guys. ... It was quite a show of outrage and bluster. I tell you, I haven't seen acting from Republicans like this since Arnold Schwarzenegger in Jingle All the Way." And keep in mind, he added, the man they were attacking "was Donald Trump's right-hand man for 10 years. This guy was so loyal to Donald Trump, he took out a loan on his house to pay off a porn star he didn't even get to have sex with. Imagine refinancing your mortgage so your boss can sexually disappoint someone for two minutes at a golf tournament."

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