The President’s son, Donald Trump Jr., criticized comedian Jimmy Kimmel on Monday afternoon after audio was revealed that allegedly featured Kimmel repeatedly using the “n-word.” Trump Jr. pointed out that it is hard to see how ABC allows the late night host to keeps his job.
Trump tweeted, “To be clear, I’m 100% against punishing comedians for jokes, even bad jokes from unfunny hack comedians like Jimmy Kimmel…but according to the left’s own woke rules that @jimmykimmel wants to force others to live by, it’s hard to see how @ABCNetwork allows him to keep his show.”
Don Jr.’s tweet comes after the news broke that Fox News Editor Gregg Re reported that his cable news outlet had obtained audio from a Christmas album in 1996 in which Kimmel allegedly can be heard using the “n-word” repeatedly.
Fox News reported, “Fox News additionally has obtained audio from the Christmas album, ‘A Family Christmas In Your A–,; which came out of the ‘Kevin & Bean’ radio show that aired on KROQ-FM in California. A version of the track featuring Kimmel’s Snoop Dogg imitation, ‘Christmastime in the LBC,’ has been uploaded to YouTube.”
“Liner notes from the cassette, obtained by Fox News, showed the album was co-produced by ‘Jim Kimmel’ and credited Kimmel for all ‘comedy material’ on the album, except for a handful of unrelated tracks. Kimmel also appeared on the album cover,” Fox News added.
Republican congressional candidate and former NFL running back Burgess Owens commented on the audio, saying in a tweet: “So, @jimmykimmel are you understanding the dangers of the ‘cancel culture’ you’ve perpetrated over the years? Are you ready to end the hypocritical virtue signaling?”
Last week, Kimmel said he was taking a break from his television show.
”I’m taking this summer off to spend even more time with my family,” Kimmel said. “There’s nothing wrong. I’m healthy, my family’s healthy, I just need a couple of months off.”
But Kimmel’s statement came after he faced renewed criticism over his prior use of blackface.
Kimmel asked actor Tom Arnold in 2018 about a recording that allegedly revealed President Trump using the “n-word,” which has never been brought to light.
“I want to hear this tape! Where is this tape?” Kimmel said. “You keep saying you will! When? When he’s retired?”
“@MarkBurnettTV called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa,” Trump shared on Twitter. “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary, and never have.”
“She made it up,” Trump continued. “Look at her MANY recent quotes saying such wonderful and powerful things about me – a true Champion of Civil Rights – until she got fired. Omarosa had Zero credibility with the Media (they didn’t want interviews) when she worked in the White House. Now that she says bad about me, they will talk to her.”
“Fake News!” the President concluded.
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