Jimmy Kimmel is having himself a laugh as a feud between President Trump and his former chief counsel, Steve Bannon, has seemed to develop.
“The rats are finally eating their young,” Kimmel said with a grin on his face, during his opening monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. “While the weather is cold, the president is very, very hot right now.”
On Wednesday the world got excerpts from Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury: Inside Trump’s White House. The book quotes Bannon using the words “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” to describe Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer when receiving injurious information about his opposing candidate, Hillary Clinton.
New York Magazine published an excerpt from the book, as well as some unpleasant details regarding the administration. Trump, in response, lashed out at Bannon saying:
“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind … Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than 30 years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base — he’s only in it for himself.”
“This administration… it’s unlike anything ever. There are three new scandals every day. The wheels just keep coming off and somehow the bus just keeps rolling. I don’t know how many wheels there are on this bus.”
You can watch Kimmel’s monologue above.