As a political analyst, Jimmy Kimmel is thriving in the Trump era, tossing off quips and riffs almost under his breath. He opens by describing the health care bill fiasco as “one of the most dramatic episodes of The Celebrity A President yet.” Then he cuts to a fundamental problem with this intellectually vacuous character: “Unless the bill was hot-glued to the back of a Victoria’s Secret catalogue, there’s no way Trump read that thing.”
Of course the president isn’t just vacuous, he’s full-goose loony and surrounds himself with other loonies. Kimmel imagines an all-too-plausible reaction to the Congressional Budget Office warning that 24 million Americans could lose their health insurance under his health bill: “Trump said those numbers were cooked by the microwave that’s been spying on him in Trump Tower.”
And so on, including a riff on Trump’s notoriously prevaricating and wacked-out Time interview this week, which he closed by observing sagely, “I’m president and you’re not.” Kimmel kills, so just click.