“Ten years ago, among Republicans, I was the most popular talk-show host,” Kimmel advised the “Naked Lunch” podcast. “At least according to the research that they did.”
When Kimmel started cracking Trump jokes nightly, he misplaced about half of his followers so he understood ABC’s concern.
“I just said, ‘Listen, if that’s what you want to do, I understand and I don’t begrudge you for it, but I’m not going to do that. So, you know, if you want somebody else to host the show, then that’s fine. That’s OK with me. I’m just not going to do it like that,’” Kimmel stated.
“They knew I was serious,” he added. “I just couldn’t live with myself.”
Kimmel additionally defined why he thinks Trump will finally go to jail and stated he needs to be on the air when it occurs.
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