Host Jimmy Kimmel: Maybe this is not a popular thing to say but I want to say thank you to President Trump. I mean, remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?
The late night host said many of his acquaintances had asked him to speak up to say something to unite the country, and adopting a slightly serious note, Kimmel seemed to actually try to do just that.
“I’m not the man to unite this country, but if every person watching this show… took a minute to reach out to someone you disagree with and have a positive conversation, not as liberal or conservatives, but as Americas… we could really make America great again,” he said.
But after poking fun at longtime “rival” Matt Damon, Kimmel started taking some serious jabs at President Trump.
Kimmel later took things one step further. He asked the crowd to stand for Meryl Streep, who memorably slammed Trump at the Golden Globes.
— Mashable (@mashable) February 27, 2017
Sadly for Kimmel, Twitter users made it clear they did not enjoy his digs at Trump.
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) February 27, 2017
@jimmykimmel Must feel good to be surrounded by Hollywood idiots who are still in denial!!! Wake up buttercup! We the PEOPLE voted Trump!
— sconway23 (@replaywthconway) February 27, 2017
— Theresa Fehrenbach (@TheresaFBach) February 27, 2017
Hollywood, you are part of the reason he won. And you continue to be part of the reason we know we voted right! We didn’t need the validation but thank you anyway.
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