Kimmel’s “Stupid” Comments on Trump’s “Misguided Rhetoric”

Jimmy Kimmel has fired shots at Trump for years, but he says his fan base took the hit this week.

Kimmel made his long-awaited return to late-night TV Thursday night, filling in to replace Stephen Colbert on CBS‘ The Late Show. He took aim at what he called President Trump‘s “dramatic misunderstanding of history” and “misguided rhetoric,” which he said is “pandering to bigotry and making other people’s problems worse.”

“He’s talking about building a wall, he’s talking about Mexico paying for it, he’s talking about some people, like Mexicans, getting in, he’s talking about immigrants from Syria coming into America through Texas,” Kimmel said on Friday’s broadcast.

Trump‘s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, who has repeatedly spoken out against the President on television, responded to Kimmel’s criticisms in a series of tweets Friday morning.

“Mr. Kimmel’s remarks were so stupid that even I laughed,” she wrote. “Stephen Colbert had no idea what he was talking about when he said that the press is biased against Donald Trump. It’s just not true.”

On The Late Show Kimmel, when asked where he was coming from when he made his comments, said that “when people say things like ‘You’re being mean to immigrants because they’re brown,’ it is a very legitimate question to ask.”

“I’m not being mean, I’m not saying you shouldn’t be able to come to the U.S.,” Kimmel said before adding that he had a “lot of people coming in from Latin America who have been in the U.S. for a long time” that he didn’t find offensive.

“I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s that fact that they’re

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