Comedian Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday blasted President Trump, accusing him of creating more “fake news” than anyone worldwide.
“No breathing human on the planet Earth produces more fake news than Donald Trump,” he said on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
“Donald Trump is a tornado of fake news,” Kimmel added, noting the “irony” of the president’s recurring criticism of the phenomenon.
“[Trump] is the Michael Jordan, Elvis Presley and Great Wall of China of fake news combined. Donald Trump criticizing fake news is like Hugh Hefner criticizing fake breasts.”
Some Twitter users on Friday attacked Kimmel’s remarks, while others praised him for challenging Trump’s honesty.
Jimmy Kimmel not only spreads fake news - he's the Charlie Sheen of US media— WiseDude (@constage123) October 6, 2017
Kimmel was addressing Trump’s tweet earlier Thursday questioning why the Senate Intelligence Committee is not investigating “Fake News Networks.”
“Why Isn’t the senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up – FAKE!” he wrote.
Kimmel on Thursday night quipped that the panel may be preoccupied with its probe of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential race.
“The Senate intel committee, by the way, is busy right now looking into the fake news the Russians made up to help him win the election,” he said of Trump.
The Senate Intelligence Committee’s leaders on Wednesday said that they are still probing whether Russia and Trump’s election campaign colluded during the 2016 race.
“The committee continues to look into all evidence to see if there was any hint of collusion,” Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) told reporters.
“I’m not even going to discuss initial findings because we haven’t any,” he added. “The issue of collusion is still open.”
Trump has repeatedly called probes of Russian election intrusions last year a “witch hunt” against him and his administration.