Late-night comedian and host of the 90th annual Academy Awards Jimmy Kimmel attacked President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence during the show’s opening minutes Sunday evening; slamming the White House over immigration, gun control, and other issues as Hollywood’s A-List laughed-on.
Kimmel -who routinely attacks Trump and the GOP during his late-night television program- opened the ceremony by viciously slamming the Commander-in-Chief’s tough talk on immigration, saying “The stunning Lupita Nyong’o, she was born in Mexico and raised in Kenya.”
“Let the tweetstorm from the president’s toilet begin!” he added.
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— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 5, 2018
The liberal comedian then set his sights on the Vice President, saying “We don’t make films like ‘Call Me By Your Name’ for money. We make them to upset Mike Pence.”
“Oscar is 90 years old tonight, which means he’s probably at home tonight watching Fox News,” he added.
The late-night comedian was thrust into the national spotlight last year; making headlines after publicly attacking the GOP’s attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare and urging conservative lawmakers to pass gun control legislation following the Las Vegas shooting.
KIMMEL DENIED: Late-Night Comedian told to AVOID POLITICS at 90th Oscars
The 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony is hoping to avoid a ratings disaster and refocus their spotlight back on the movie industry; with the event’s producers telling late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel and others to dial-down their political agenda and make the star-studded event “as entertaining as possible.”
After a ratings debacle for this year’s Golden Globe Awards -which heavily featured the ‘Time’s Up’ and ‘Me Too’ movement- producers behind the Oscars are hoping to avoid a similar fate; telling presenters and guests to avoid politics and focus on “great performances.”
“We want to make it as entertaining as possible — reverential and respectful but also fun and emotional,” one of the lead producers told the New York Times. “The Oscars should be a spectacle. Fun and funny and great performances.”
“It should also be a giant commercial for the movie business, which we all need to keep going,” she added.
“We certainly want to honor and respect Time’s Up and allow that message to be heard,” said one executive at ABC, which will broadcast the event. “But we’re trying to make it more planned than spur of the moment — it has its moment and then doesn’t feel like it overshadows the artists and films being honored.”
LATE NIGHT LECTURE: Crazy Kimmel TRASHES TRUMP on 'Net Neutrality'
Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel unloaded on the Federal Communications Commission and President Trump late Thursday evening, blasting the Commander-in-Chief for “appointing this jack hole” at the FCC who recently ended “net neutrality.”
“Thanks to you, and this jack hole you appointed to run the FCC, big corporations are about to take full control of the internet”
Kimmel was delivering his opening monologue when he slammed the Trump administration for putting an end to certain sections of Obama’s net neutrality act, implemented just two years ago.
“Meanwhile the Federal Communications Commission did something absolutely despicable today, they voted to put an end to ‘Net Neutrality.’ This is the rule that says everyone gets equal access to the internet,” Kimmel ranted.
“As long as they tell us they’re doing it now, internet service providers will be allowed to slow down or block web traffic to any website or streaming service that they like, which benefits the big telecom companies and does the opposite for all of us,” he added.
“I just want to say thank you to President Trump. Thanks to you, and this jack hole you appointed to run the FCC, big corporations are about to take full control of the internet,” he concluded.
Watch Kimmel’s rant above.