Kimmel: ‘Lost Half Of My Fanbase’ Criticizing Trump

At a glance

  • Jimmy Kimmel admits that he “lost half of my fanbase, maybe more” with his constant bashing of Donald Trump.
  • Kimmel also said ABC executives asked him to lighten up on the anti-Trump jokes so he wouldn’t alienate half of his audience.
  • Kimmel claims he threatened to walk if ABC prevented him from criticizing Trump.
  • Kimmel: “I said, ‘If that’s what you want to do I don’t begrudge you for it, but I’m not going to do that. If you want someone else to host the show, that’s fine with me. I’m just not going to do it like that.’”

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