Kimmel Says He Could Change Trump's Mind on Issues

Carla Harmon
October 16, 2017

Kimmel sat down with ABC, the same network that airs his weeknight show, and was asked if Trump will visit him next week when Kimmel's show will be taped in Brooklyn.

In an interview with CBS This Morning, Jimmy Kimmel talked about a potential of losing some of his audience.

"I hope that we, as a nation, get back to a time where I can have a normal, well-rounded show, that's more focused on Beyoncé and Jay-Z than Donald and Ivanka", Kimmel said.

He then defiantly added that while he would prefer that "everyone with a television to watch the show", he really doesn't like the people he's turning off anyway.


"I've deputized my father to handle all our family and friends, My dad probably has the hardest job here in Brooklyn, maintaining the family guest list", said Kimmel.

"This is the first time he's done a late-night show since his last show, and that's terrifying for me", Kimmel admitted.

Kimmel's emotional monologues on health care and gun violence have raised his public profile considerably in recent months. He's putting his serious side to the side for now, in favor of laughs with the likes of Amy Schumer and Howard Stern and with music from Billy Joel.

"We needed him to just get big because it makes an operation easier", he added.


"What I didn't think through was that everywhere I went, every day of my life, people would be asking me how my son is doing", he said.

When asked if he'd like to have him on, Kimmel replied, "Absolutely. And then all of a sudden, I was gone for a week". But with someone like Kimmel, it sounds like the political focus is mostly just because that's what people are interested in right now, not because he's primarily driven by an interest in politics.

Now, when one of Hollywood's most famous executives, Harvey Weinstein, was accused of sexual assaults and rapes, Kimmel is oddly silent.


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