Jimmy Kimmel has been pretty quiet about Donald Trump’s recent vendetta against late night show hosts.
During a rally for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, Trump called Stephen Colbert a “low life,” Jimmy Fallon a “lost soul,” and Kimmel “terrible.” But unlike Colbert and Fallon, Kimmel had yet to respond.
Now we know why — he was off-grid, on summer vacation with his family in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana with no service. But Kimmel finally responded to Trump on Monday night, with a big ol’ fact check.
During the rally speech, Trump told a longwinded story about his experience on Jimmy Kimmel Live! pre-election, that included a claim that the late show host reverently waited out on Hollywood Boulevard for Trump, and apparently visited him in his dressing room before the show.
“That never happened,” said Kimmel, denying every one of Trump’s claims. “It’s a funny thing, we all know, even the people who like the president know he makes things up, but still it’s weird to hear him tell a lie that’s specifically involves you.”