Jimmy Kimmel returned from the vacation weekend on Tuesday evening to weigh in on the surprisingly dramatic, if ultimately anti-climactic conclusion to Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial.
“Mitch McConnell tried to have it each methods this weekend,” the late-night host started. “After voting to acquit, McConnell gave a blistering speech condemning Trump’s actions and inaction. Mainly saying, ‘Donald Trump is responsible of all of the issues I simply discovered him not responsible of.‘”
As an alternative of giving McConnell the triumphant video therapy, Kimmel aired audio of his scathing speech behind video of a turtle consuming a leaf, earlier than joking, “It was the tortoise versus the loopy yellow hare.”
Then, since Trump is “not allowed to tweet” and “has to put in writing letters now,” Kimmel learn aloud from the seven-paragraph statement the former president released earlier within the day. “The Republican Occasion can by no means once more be revered or robust with political ‘leaders’ like Senator Mitch McConnell at its helm,” Trump declared, including, “Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican senators are going to stick with him, they won’t win once more.”
“Unsmiling,” Kimmel echoed. “Has Donald Trump met his spouse? Melania hasn’t smiled since like 2011.”
“Now, I’ve to say, I believe Mitch McConnell blew it,” the host continued. “This was his social gathering’s finest likelihood to ensure Trump by no means ran once more.”
Lastly, to deliver the purpose residence, he provided up an analogy for viewers. “You bear in mind the tip of Lord of the Rings when Frodo introduced the ring all the way in which to the volcano after which determined to not throw it in? This was like a dumb model of that.”
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