Donald Trump Jr. called out comedian Jimmy Kimmel and ABC on Monday afternoon after audio surfaced that allegedly featured Kimmel repeatedly using the “n-word,” saying that it is hard to see how Kimmel keeps his job given the “woke rules” that people like Kimmel have forced others to live by.
Trump wrote: “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.”
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. https://t.co/yYsC065pe1
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 22, 2020
Trump’s tweet comes after Fox News Editor Gregg Re exclusively reported on Monday that the network had obtained audio from a 1996 Christmas album that allegedly featured Kimmel repeatedly using the “n-word.”
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.
Former NFL running back and current Republican congressional candidate Burgess Owens also weighed in on the resurfaced audio, stating: “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?”
— Burgess Owens (@BurgessOwens) June 22, 2020
Kimmel announced last week that he was taking a leave of absence, saying, “I’m taking this summer off to spend even more time with my family. There’s nothing wrong. I’m healthy, my family’s healthy, I just need a couple of months off.”
The announcement came as he faced renewed scrutiny over his previous use of blackface.
The only thing worse than quarantine is finding out Matt Damon has been in your house the whole time… pic.twitter.com/obZTVzwWiy
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) June 19, 2020
In 2018, Kimmel pressed actor Tom Arnold about a tape that allegedly showed President Donald Trump using the “n-word,” which has never materialized.
“I want to hear this tape! Where is this tape?” Kimmel asked. “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,” the president responded on Twitter. “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary, and never have. She made it up. 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!”
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