- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 5, 2020

Jimmy Kimmel is “shocked” that President Trump’s supporters turned out in full force on Election Day.

The late-night ABC host gave Americans a tongue-lashing Wednesday night for denying Democratic challenger Joseph R. Biden’s campaign the “blue wave” many cable news pundits predicted.

Mr. Kimmel said he could not fathom how so many voters could support the Republican after he “called neo-Nazis very fine people,” a reference to Charlottesville protests in August 2017.

Mr. Trump, in fact, explicitly made a distinction between neo-Nazis and protesters who were not affiliated with the racist group. 

“OK, what about the alt-left that came charging at [indiscernible] — excuse me — what about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt right?” the president said at the time. “Do they have any semblance of guilt? You had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists, OK? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly. Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people, but you also had troublemakers and you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats — you had a lot of bad people in the other group too.”

Still, Mr. Kimmel said he was disappointed in anyone who support the “liar.”

“He lied, he lied, he lied, then he lied some more,” the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host said. “He is a liar and a cheat who wants them to stop counting thousands of legitimate votes. And almost half of us are apparently OK with that. Half of us want to keep it going for four more years. … What more did Trump have to do to show us that he’s insane and not fit to lead this country? I feel like I overestimated the American people, and I underestimated the Village People.”

The host emphasized his remarks by saying he would still support Mr. Biden even if he “stopped by my house every morning to key my car and pee in my pool.”

“[There would] still be no question which one of them I’d vote for,” Mr. Kimmel said. “None.”

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