“It’s a bit of a risk that you’re taking, talking about that stuff,” the reporter asked. “You might lose the audience.”
“Yeah, I mean, I saw, I don’t know if it was a study or a poll, or some combination of those two things, that, like, three years ago I was equally liked by Republicans and Democrats,” Kimmel responded. “And then Republican numbers went way down, like 30 percent or whatever. And, you know, as a talk show host, that’s not ideal. But I would do it again in a heartbeat.”
“So you don’t mind if Republicans turn off your show, they’re not watching anymore,” the reporter pushed.
“I don’t say, ‘I don’t mind,” the talk show host answered. “I’d love for everyone — I want everyone with a television to watch the show. But if they’re so turned off by my opinion on healthcare and gun violence, then I don’t know. I probably wouldn’t wanna have a conversation with them anyway. Well, ‘not good riddance,’ but riddance!”