President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. It’s big news everywhere, so of course late-night hosts were all over it on Tuesday night, including Jimmy Kimmel.
“It was yet another crazy day in the United States of America,” Kimmel said on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “Donald Trump — who you maybe haven’t heard is the president now — a few hours ago, he fired James Comey, the director of the FBI. Which is kind of like O.J. firing Judge Ito halfway through the trial.”
The latter comment references O.J. Simpson’s infamous murder trial, over which Judge Ito presided.
Kimmel pointed out that Comey’s firing came while he was leading an investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia and the country’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
“This is the kind of thing that dictators do. This is the kind of thing reality-TV hosts do. They fire someone every week,” Kimmel said. “Maybe that’s what happened — he still thinks he’s on ‘The Celebrity Apprentice.’ It was between James Comey and Meatloaf. And, well, Meatloaf won again.”
Kimmel also noted that the officially stated reason for firing Comey was his mishandling of Hillary Clinton’s email investigation.
“Which is hilarious, because that would mean Trump fired James Comey for making him president,” Kimmel said.
“This is outrageous,” the host continued. “And when something outrageous happens, I don’t just sit on my hands. I do something about it.”
And then Kimmel showed off a T-shirt with James Comey’s face on it that says “Comey Is My Homey.”
You can watch Kimmel on Comey’s firing below:
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