Late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel is making waves once again, this time in response to a legal “cease and desist” letter from Trump’s Truth Social.
The letter, a reaction to Kimmel’s on-air claim that Truth Social is facing financial challenges, threatened legal action against Kimmel and his show.
The feud ignited when Kimmel, on his show, asserted that Truth Social had experienced a staggering $73 million drop in value since its launch.
In a comedic twist, Kimmel addressed the controversy on a recent episode, revealing, “This morning, I woke up to a letter from the Trump Media and Technology Group demanding that I apologize for and retract a statement I made on the air about his struggling social media platform, Truth Social.”
Injecting humor into the situation, Kimmel compared discussing Donald Trump on his show to paleontologists studying apes, emphasizing the inadvertent attention given to the former president. He noted Trump’s obsession with public perception, stating, “He’s obsessed with himself and with what people say about him, and because of that, we have somehow found ourselves once again in the wisp-thin crosshairs of our crazy ex-president and his compatriots.”
In a satirical turn, Kimmel highlighted the irony of Trump demanding a retraction for reporting incorrect company values, given Trump’s ongoing trial for similar allegations. Kimmel quipped, “Maybe he should sue himself.”
He concluded with a mock apology, saying, “But in all fairness, TMTG demanded an apology, so from the bottom of my heart, I want to say to Donald Trump and everyone at TMTG, I’m deeply sorry you’re so bad at running companies!”
The exchange adds a new chapter to the ongoing saga of late-night banter and political commentary, leaving audiences eagerly anticipating the next move in this comedic clash between Kimmel and the Trump Media and Technology Group.