Renowned late-night show host, Jimmy Kimmel, recently cast a critical eye on former President Donald Trump's claims pertaining to the 2020 election results in California, Illinois, and New York. In an audacious assertion, Trump suggested that the only reason he lost these states was due to the election being 'rigged'. Further intensifying his statement, he proclaimed that if a 'real election' took place with Jesus and God as scorekeepers, he would emerge victorious.
Kimmel's Sharp Counter
Known for his wit and humor, Kimmel responded by jesting that if Jesus were to descend, Trump's destination would be 'straight to hell' rather than the election winner's podium. He highlighted the fact that no Republican candidate has been victorious in the aforementioned states for over three decades. This effectively nullifies Trump's claim and presents it as an improbable scenario. Kimmel even compared Trump's chances of winning these states to securing an ice dancing medal at the Olympics - essentially a zero possibility.
Fact-checking and the Role of Journalism
Kimmel's fact-checking of Trump's claims was a significant part of his Monday night monologue. The importance of accurate information and informed citizens in a democracy cannot be overstated, especially with the 2024 presidential race looming. This was also emphasized by HuffPost in a call-to-action, as they urged for contributions to support their high-quality journalism.
Trump Denies 'Depression' Claims
Another facet of Trump's post-election narrative that has been under scrutiny is the alleged 'depression' he suffered following the 2020 election and the ensuing Capitol riot. Trump rebuffed these claims made in Liz Cheney's book, leading to Kimmel offering his take on the situation in one of his episodes. Additionally, a Fox News host provided a critical analysis of Trump's election claims during a speech in Iowa, pointing out several inaccuracies.