Any mention of the 'orange-coloured man' will cost you 100 bucks.
It's no wonder that Jimmy Kimmel is thinking about retirement from the talk show business, what with Donald Trump's various antics inciting an endless stream of must-be-addressed issues since his election. Thus, he decided to take a well-earned break with 'Trump-Free Tuesday' this week.
Jimmy Kimmel declares Trump-Free Tuesday
Yesterday (February 28th 2017) the talk show host decided to disregard the President's Congress address on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' and declared it an official 'Trump-Free Tuesday'. We don't blame him. If we had to write monologues all the time about the crazy things Trump says, we'd get tired of it too.
'Tonight we're having a Trump-free Tuesday. The President spoke tonight before a joint session of Congress and we're going to ignore it', he said. 'The reason is I need a break from it, to be honest with you. Tonight if anyone says the name of the orange-coloured man with the Russian boyfriend they will have to put $100 in that jar that Guillermo's holding.'
The evening consisted, instead, of an appearance from Chris Pratt who surprised the audience by premiering the new trailer for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2' as part of the 'What Do You Have To Plug?' segment, while Catherine Zeta-Jones from 'Feud' and NBA All-Star James Harden were interviewed. Plus, John Mayer disguised as a country singer named Hank "The Hawk" Knutley performed with the house band.
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The move to have no mention of 'the orange-coloured man' came just hours after her criticised Jimmy for playing 'the race card' in his Oscars speech. 'Look, it just seems like the other side, whenever they're losing badly, they always pull out the race card', he said on Fox & Friends. 'I've watched it for years. I watched it against Ronald Reagan, I've watched it against so many other people. And they always like pulling out the race card.'
The statement Jimmy had said which irritated him was this: 'Maybe this is not a popular thing to say, but I want to say thank you to Donald Trump, I mean, remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? It's gone. Thanks to him!'
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