- The Washington Times - Friday, October 13, 2017

Late-night talk show host and frequent President Trump critic Jimmy Kimmel had a few choice words for the president’s oldest son Friday, calling Donald Trump Jr. an “imbecile” who does little more than tweeting.

In an interview aired Friday on “Good Morning America,” Mr. Kimmel addressed Mr. Trump Jr.’s recent attacks against him for not addressing the Harvey Weinstein scandal on his show sooner. The first son criticized Mr. Kimmel, who has spoken out on his show about controversial topics like gun control and health care, for not addressing the numerous sexual harassment allegations against the disgraced Hollywood mogul immediately after the news initially broke.

“He’s an idiot, let’s just start with that,” Mr. Kimmel fired back during his interview. “This is an imbecile whose job seems to be tweeting as far as I can tell.”

“Harvey Weinstein is … not a friend of mine,” the late-night host explained. “I’m not in the movie business. And I’ll add that story came out, like, I think moments before we went to tape on Thursday, and we didn’t have a show on Friday.”

Mr. Kimmel also said he wouldn’t mind hosting the president on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” so he could take a shot at changing the president’s mind on a few things.

“Absolutely, I have a lot of questions for Donald Trump,” Mr. Kimmel told ABC News’ Amy Robach after she asked if he’d host the president on his show.

“I would guess that he’s not planning to visit me anytime soon,” Mr. Kimmel admitted.

“Maybe this is crazy, but I feel like I could turn him around on a couple of things,” he said. “I think he needs to be surrounded by better people. … I just think he’s changed positions so frequently.”

“I want to know what happened to the Donald Trump … who was a Democrat?” he added.

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