Late-night TV show host Jimmy Kimmel has admitted losing at least half of his fan base due to his anti-Trump jokes. He also admitted that back in 2016, when Trump had just begun his campaign for president ABC executives ‘hinted’ at him backing off on jokes about the former President. While on the “Naked Lunch” podcast he mentioned that he told executives he would rather someone else take over his show if they wanted him to censor his content, at which time the executives backed down. Though he admitted if he had been natural it would have helped his ratings.

According to Fox News, Kimmel said:

“I have lost half of my fans — maybe more than that,” the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host said on the “Naked Lunch” podcast Thursday, adding that “10 years ago among Republicans I was the most popular talk show host,” according to research.”

While many have mentioned Trump and Republicans dividing the country, it can be highly argued that media coverage, and ‘jokes’  such as Kimmel’s about the then President were the real catalyst in setting off the chain of dislike Trump has received since first running for president.

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Ray X
1 year ago

I used to like Jimmy, but his jokes weren’t funny. Most of the time they were also based on what the lying media had purported or misinterpreted (intentional?) It only took about two shows and I realized he was afflicted with TDS. Never went back.

Gideon Rockwell
1 year ago

Did this no talent fool really have an audience??? Guttfield has more viewers in his time slot than ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN combined.

Drsique
1 year ago

Half of his fan base???!!! Hell, that must be dozens of viewers.

1 year ago
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Dozens ? He only had two viewers

Stephen Russell
1 year ago

Lets Help him Lose more audience base

Barb xyz
1 year ago

Hope he gets taken off the air and more Like Johnny Carson replace him. When the late night comedians turned politicians they lost their appeal and are no longer enjoyable and are hard to watch. They try to come off intelligent and have the opposite affect. Same applies to actors and actresses. when will they learn what is appealing

Doc
1 year ago

We need a johnny carson type not a socialist liar

1 year ago

They can say what they want about Trump but I will support Trump 100% because having Trump for President I had the best 4 years of life in America

1 year ago

No Jimmy , though I never was a fan you didn’t lose me due to any of your Trump jokes . You lost me way before that simply because , You’re an Idiot !

Max
1 year ago

Anybody that stays up late to watch this IDIOTM HAS SEVERE MENTAL PROBLEMS…WITH NO VIEWERSHIP HIS SHOW CRASHES AND BURNS…..

Nate
1 year ago

Well, the only explanation to all that is simply that Jimmy Kimmel is a phucking idiot!