Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel ripped into President Donald Trump and his supporters during his monologue Tuesday night, after Trump held a press conference in the afternoon to address and defend his initial reaction to the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.
Taking cues from fellow late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Seth Meyers, all of whom delivered their own anti-Trump monologues this week, Kimmel called the president “completely unhinged” and said he would feel more comfortable if Cersei Lannister, from HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones, were running the country.
“The wheels are off the wagon and hurtling through space,” Kimmel joked.
The ABC host insisted he understood why Trump garnered so much support during the 2016 campaign.
“You were unhappy with the way things were going. You wanted someone to come in and shake things up. You didn’t want business as usual,” he said. “And then this guy shows up riding down a golden escalator. He’s not a part of the political establishment, in fact, he’s the opposite of that. Let’s roll the dice. Let him get in there and run the country like a business.”