Jimmy Kimmel says he lost at least half his fanbase over anti-Trump jokes
Kimmel made the comments during a phone interview after the interview aired on CNN’s Reliable Sources, which is hosted by Brian Stelter of CNN.
“I never thought I would be in this position, but I never thought I would be in this position. I never thought I would have to do this, but I never thought I would have to do it, but I always thought I would have a place on the show after the fact.
He continued, “I think the audience likes the jokes that I’m making, and they thought they were funny and funny in their own way. But I have to go back at them on how they feel about it.
“I never thought I would lose so many people from the Trump-supporting community. It was kind of a blow to the Trump family, to me, and to the family. It really made me realize how much we really care about, not just America, but the world.”
On the latest episode of Reliable Sources, which is hosted by Brian Stelter of CNN, Kimmel continued, “I had hoped that I could just walk away from this. I mean, I have a contract. I have a show to do, and I just don’t know what I’m going to do.”
Kimmel continued, “I’m just going to continue to try and figure it out. I’m not going to give up. I’m not going to give up on my audience.”
Kimmel added, “I always feel like I’m the guy who makes people laugh. And I’m not a joke writer. And I’m not going to get the joke of the people who voted for Donald Trump. I’m not saying I’m right. I’m just someone who likes to make people laugh and is willing to take a joke. I’m not going to be the guy who’s going to play that card.”
On the show, Kimmel also said that he was “upset” that Trump, after winning the election, called for his followers to boycott the NBC-owned entertainment awards show.
In his response to NBC’s statement, Kimmel said, “I am so sorry. We need to go back