Jimmy Kimmel Pokes Fun at Trump's Father's Day Note

Exploring the diverse political tones in holiday messages

by Zain ul Abedin
Jimmy Kimmel Pokes Fun at Trump's Father's Day Note
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Jimmy Kimmel recently used sharp wit to juxtapose Donald Trump's Father's Day message against that of President Joe Biden, laying bare what many people could hardly ignore: the chasm of difference in both tone and content.

On his late-night show, Kimmel read out the messages from the two individuals to lay the ground for some comedic critique that fit well with his audience. The Father's Day post from Donald Trump was in-your-face bold and rather aggressive - much like his style.

He wrote in Truth Social, in all caps, befitting the intensity of his message. "Happy Father's Day to all, including the radical left degenerates that are rapidly bringing the United States of America into third-world nation status with their many attempts at trying to influence our sacred court system into breaking to their very sick and dangerous will," he wrote.

Contrast in Father's Day Messages

He further called for strength and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States, beckoning that November 5th, 2024, be a defining day in this land. In sharp contrast, the former President echoed a classic inclusive tone as Biden offered a warm salute to fathers and father figures everywhere in America: "Happy Father's Day to all dads, pops, and father figures who have shown us guidance, encouragement - and most important - unconditional love," Biden wrote, capturing in a sentiment one that spoke through unity and appreciation.

Kimmel asked if anger had to play a role in such a holiday where people are supposed to be thankful and rejoice. He pointed to Trump's children, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, using their public personas as comic fodder and labeling them as Trump's "two biggest failures." Kimmel didn't stop here but referred to Ivanka Trump's Father's Day post, wherein she shared a nostalgic photo of her baby self with her parents.

The comedian's running commentary slid into Ivanka's tribute, adding an ironic layer by pointing out how disgruntled the father is in this photo and referencing the peculiar burial site of her mother, Ivana Trump.