Jimmy Kimmel Gives Donald Trump His Toughest Late-Night Interview

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Jimmy Kimmel gives Donald Trump his toughest late-night interview

After receiving kid glove treatment from Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon, Trump got a grilling Wednesday night over the comments he’s made about Muslims and Mexicans. (Kimmel’s sidekick, Guillermo, is a Mexican immigrant who became an American citizen). “Isn’t it un-American and wrong to discriminate against people based on their religion?” Kimmel asked Trump. Kimmel also asked The Donald to explain how his rhetoric doesn’t “help ISIS" recruit more members. “I don’t buy it,” Trump responded. PLUS: Watch Kimmel interview Trump, Kimmel created a Dr. Seuss-inspired Trump children's book, and the LAPD shut down Hollywood Blvd for Trump on Jimmy Kimmel Live.


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Jimmy Kimmel’s latest Mean Tweets features Sean Penn, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Key & Peele

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