Late last week, Kimmel posted a video of Vice President Mike Pence allegedly caught on a “hot mic” saying that he was carrying empty boxes of personal protective equipment to an Alexandria, Virginia medical facility. The thing is, the video mischaracterized the situation and the Vice President was making a joke.
(We noted that we’re not surprised that Kimmel can no longer recognize a joke when he hears one.)
After the original video, Kimmel got into a little spat with President Trump via Twitter and even VP Pence's office requested an apology. Reasonable, right? Well not-so-funny-anymore Kimmel decided to take the opportunity to go after people who wear MAGA hats...seriously.
“Apologizing to the Trump administration for spreading untruth is like apologizing to Barry Bonds for using steroids. It’s hard.” Kimmel joked.
“But the outrage from the MAGA hats, the outpouring of venom, was disgusting. Stupid too, but mostly disgusting. Some of these lunatics have the audacity to use the word Christian in their bios, but that didn’t stop them from wishing death on me, on my family, on my son.”
I highly doubt any of that happened, file it under "things that never happened for $800, Alex." You expect me to believe Christians threatened you, Kimmel? Come on... and he didn't stop there. Kimmel said, “spreading misinformation is their thing and I stepped on their toes.”
He then went on to spout off on a whole lot of things that the Trump administration has lied about–but some of them have been debunked like the Charlottesville Hoax, the child separation policy that began under the Obama administration, and “Russian collusion.”
But hey, we don’t expect some lefty former-comedian who spreads disinformation to put a priority on truth and facts, do we?
KIMMEL: We would like an apology for separating thousands of migrant children from their parents, inviting the Taliban to Camp David, siding with Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence, calling Neo-nazis ‘very fine people,’ using campaign money to pay off a porn star, mocking a 16-year-old climate activist, mocking Christine Blasey Ford, obstruction of justice, ignoring warnings on coronavirus, downplaying the dangers of coronavirus, mishandling the coronavirus, we still don’t have tests for the coronavirus, why are we opening the country when we have no tests for coronavirus?