Jimmy Kimmel Suggests Melania Could Playfully Land Trump in Jail

Jimmy Kimmel weighs in on Trump's legal entanglements

by Zain ul Abedin
Jimmy Kimmel Suggests Melania Could Playfully Land Trump in Jail
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On a recent episode of his late-night show, Jimmy Kimmel delivered a pointedly humorous take on Donald Trump's latest legal woes. The former president was fined $9,000 for repeatedly violating a gag order in the ongoing Stormy Daniels hush money case.

Kimmel, known for his satirical style, couldn't help but comment on the irony of the situation. "I don’t think it’s fair," Kimmel quipped. "This trial is about the fact that he paid a woman to be quiet. Now he isn’t quiet, he has to pay them? It makes no sense.

They’re using his thing against him." The gag order was issued to prevent Trump from potentially influencing the outcomes of the legal proceedings with his public comments. However, Trump has continued to speak out and drawn controversial parallels between himself and biblical figures.

"Trump has likened himself to Jesus in the case," Kimmel remarked, pushing the comparison to absurd heights. "It’s like Jesus, a carpenter, who they nailed to a cross. I mean, think about it," he said, encouraging viewers to consider the bizarre comparison by referencing "Trump-brand Bibles."

Melania's Jailhouse Prompt

Judge Juan Merchan, overseeing the case, has warned that further gag order violations could lead to imprisonment.

Seizing this, Kimmel suggested a humorous scenario where Melania Trump could play a pivotal role in her husband's fate. Mimicking Melania, Kimmel said, “Melania was like, ‘Don’t let the judge tell you what to do.

Keep violating. Be a man,’” effectively goading him into more breaches that could land him in jail. Kimmel's commentary highlights the ongoing legal saga involving the former president and the peculiar position in which Trump finds himself - being penalized for the very behavior central to the case against him.

This blend of legal drama and late-night satire reflects on the surreal aspects of high-profile legal battles, where personal, political, and public narratives collide unexpectedly.