Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Trump and the ”Very Dumb Crime Family
Today, let’s dive into some recent comments from Jimmy Kimmel, who had a few things to say about Donald Trump Jr and what he deems the ‘Avery dumb’ crime family. Let’s get into it.
Earlier this week, protesters outside a courthouse were chanting ‘crime family’ at Donald Trump Jr as he headed into court for the civil fraud trial in New York. Jimmy Kimmel seized the opportunity to share his thoughts on the matter, and according to him, the protesters might have hit the nail on the head.
Kimmel humorously referred to the Trumps as the Gambinos, emphasizing the perception of them as a crime family, albeit a very dumb one. He went on to highlight Donald Trump Jr’s recent testimony in which he described his father as an artist when it comes to real estate. Kimmel couldn’t resist adding a sarcastic remark, saying, ‘Yeah, he’s an artist, he’s Vincent Van Gogh, he’s in jail.’
The late-night host didn’t hold back, describing Trump Jr as so embarrassing. He also pointed out an interview where Trump attorney Alina Habba referred to Trump Jr and his brother Eric Trump as boys and kids. Kimmel took the opportunity to mockingly comment on their executive roles in the Trump Organization, suggesting they’re still at the age of having book reports due and might be wearing pull-ups.
As always, Kimmel’s commentary was laced with humor and satire, providing his take on the ongoing legal challenges facing members of the Trump family.
During a rally, Trump referred to his political rivals as ‘vermin’ and vowed to root them out—a choice of words that caught the attention of Late Show host Stephen Colbert. He highlighted the use of this term and pointed out that it had a chilling historical context. Colbert mentioned a historian’s observation that both Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini had also used the term ‘vermin’ in their rhetoric to dehumanize their rivals. With his trademark wit, Colbert quipped, ‘So he’s plagiarizing those guys. It’s going to be so awkward when he runs into them in Hell.’ The audience erupted in laughter at Colbert’s clever take on the situation.
It’s moments like these that remind us of the power of language and the historical echoes that certain words can carry. Colbert, known for his satirical commentary, skillfully highlighted the irony in Trump’s choice of language.
For weeks, Trump has kept everyone guessing about whether he will invoke an advice-of-counsel defense in the case. This defense would hinge on the claim that Trump relied on legal advice from his attorneys, including John Eastman, for his post-election actions. However, Judge Chin has now ordered Trump to clarify whether he intends to use this defense.
According to former federal prosecutor Harry Litman, this move could preempt potential mischief and delay tactics by the defendant. Litman explains that an advice-of-counsel defense is not straightforward. To use this defense, Trump must demonstrate that he genuinely relied on his counsel’s advice and that he fully disclosed all material facts to his attorneys before receiving that advice. This would involve waiving attorney-client privilege and disclosing all relevant communications.
One significant hurdle is the potential testimony of Trump’s lawyer Kenneth Chesbro in the Georgia election racketeering case. Chesbro’s plea deal could lead him to testify against Trump, revealing the former president’s state of mind in his efforts to overturn the election. Litman concludes that Judge Chin’s order prevents Trump from blaming his lawyers for the events of January 6th without providing a wealth of otherwise privileged materials and testifying to his own good faith.
Given these challenges, it might be in Trump’s best interest to consider alternatives to the advice-of-counsel defense.
Donald Trump’s social media platform, Truth Social, has lost a huge number of dollars this year, as indicated by SEC filings released Monday. Truth Social posted a total deficit of nearly $23 million for the first half of the year, contrasted with a profit of nearly $29 million for the same period in 2022.
The figures were contained in a securities filing made by Digital World Acquisition Corp, the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that intends to merge with Truth Social’s owner, Trump Media and Technology Group. The merger has been delayed by setbacks and legal challenges from the Department of Justice and the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Digital World has now requested that investors extend the cutoff time for the Truth Social deal. In Monday’s filings, TMG’s independent accounting firm indicated that negative revenues and recurring losses meant there was significant doubt over the company’s financial position.
The filing outlined risks facing TMG if Truth Social fails to generate and maintain subscribers or an adequate audience. If adverse trends develop in the social media platforms generally or if President Trump were to stop being able to devote significant time to Truth Social, TMG’s business would be adversely impacted.
Notwithstanding these challenges, Devin Nunes, the president of TMG, maintained an optimistic viewpoint, considering the filing a great success toward completing the merger. As reported by CNBC, he said, ‘We anticipate working with the SEC to finalize this arrangement as quickly as possible.’ Trump announced Truth Social after being banned from Twitter and other social media platforms for inciting violence related to the January 6th attack on the US Capitol. At that time, Trump said the platform was created to confront the tyranny of big tech. Although the former president’s Twitter account has since been reinstated, he’s maintained an exclusivity arrangement to post first on Truth Social.
However, Truth Social has struggled to attract the same level of interest compared to other social media platforms. Trump has only 6.44 million followers on Truth Social as of October, per Forbes. He had more than 88.8 million followers on Twitter when he was suspended.
Federal prosecutors are urgently requesting that an appeals court impose a muzzle on Donald Trump after his verbal assault on special counsel Jack Smith and his loved ones during a recent speech. In a clever historical reference, the prosecutors drew a parallel to King Henry II’s infamous words, ‘Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?’ which allegedly led to the assassination of Catholic Archbishop Thomas Becket.
The prosecutors argue that Trump’s repeated attacks could be seen as an encouragement to take action similar to Henry II’s indirect call for violence. In their legal filing, Smith and his team from the Justice Department emphasized the potential danger of Trump’s criticism towards special counsel Jack Smith at campaign rallies. Even if the former president doesn’t explicitly endorse violence, Smith is at the forefront of Trump’s case involving election interference and has become a frequent target of the former president’s attacks.
In their quest to reinstate a previously imposed gag order on Trump, the prosecutors highlight the extraordinary nature of allowing a defendant to freely use the media to defame the prosecutor, his family, and specifically target witnesses. The initial gag order was issued by US District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who oversees Trump’s election interference case in Washington, DC. However, the court of appeals temporarily lifted the gag order while it reviews Trump’s appeal to have it completely lifted.
In the upcoming week, there will be a captivating clash of words in the courtroom. The stage is set for Trump, the central figure in four criminal cases, to face the music. These charges revolve around his alleged manipulation of the 2020 poll results and his role in the tumultuous Capitol Riot of January 6th, 2021.
Trump, however, maintains his innocence, steadfastly portraying these accusations as nothing more than a political witch