Jimmy Kimmel Targets Trump's Main Hustle in Billion-Dollar Slam

Jimmy Kimmel humorously critiques Trump in his latest segment

by Zain ul Abedin
Jimmy Kimmel Targets Trump's Main Hustle in Billion-Dollar Slam
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Jimmy Kimmel's late-night monologue took a sharp turn into political satire as he dissected a notable anecdote from Dr. Anthony Fauci's latest book, "On Call: A Doctor's Journey in Public Service." The veteran comedian identified an episode that to him summarizes the former President Donald Trump’s un-commendable business irony.

Dr. Fauci, the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, shares a tense encounter with Trump during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic in a new book. According to Fauci, Trump’s call was a roller coaster of emotions: One minute, Trump was scolding Fauci for killing the United States economy, costing it over a trillion dollars; the next, he was offering him a role in his company.

Kimmel Skewers Trump's Failures

This contradictory deal, which Kimmel demonstrated on his late-night program “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, shows what Kimmel believes to be a tradition of shuffling and mediocrity in Trump’s business schemes.

“Losing money is their specialty,” Kimmel said, referencing other financial misfortunes associated with Trump and his business ventures, regarding such issues as bankruptcies and failures associated with Trump throughout 2022 as published by the business partners.

Kimmel’s commentary is quite fitting not only against the backdrop of Trump’s business experience but also in terms of his erratic nature of the presidency, which has been the point of discussion more often than once.

This segment of Kimmel’s show successfully aims to provide humor as the message in reminding the audience of the multi-layered and paradoxical character of a man who remains a central figure in politics and culture.

The leak from Fauci’s book gives audiences not only glimpses into some of the tense interactions between governmental employees and the White House during one of the most politically sensitive eras of the past few decades but also gives audiences a late-night comedy segment’s worth of source material, shrouded in satire.