On Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel was Twitter’s new “troll in charge” for false innuendos and jokes on social media about a violent attack on House Speaker Paul Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi. Torn by Elon Musk and Donald Trump Jr. .
On his “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the late-night show host called both Musk and Trump Jr. “scumbags.” “What’s wrong with these people?”
Paul Pelosi was allegedly attacked with a hammer early Friday morning at his home in San Francisco by a man who wanted him to kidnap the speaker and “break his kneecap” as he immersed himself in far-right conspiracy theories.
Paul Pelosi suffered a fractured skull and remained hospitalized on Monday, but his recovery is said to be “ongoing”.
Kimmel began blaming Musk, saying, “In other crazy billionaire news.” He explained how Musk became the new owner of Twitter last week and said he was “committed to free and pure speech,” but in his first 12 hours in charge, he said, “The N word usage has increased by almost 500%”.
“Mission accomplished, Elon,” said Kimmel, who wore a Smokey the Bear costume for Halloween.
Kimmel turned to Musk’s controversial tweet about Tesla CEO Paul Pelosi on Sunday morning. WASHINGTON As his Post said, Tesla CEO used his new platform to share a link to his website, a local news site known for spreading right-wing misinformation. .
Musk responded to a tweet from Hillary Clinton, who called the attack on Paul Pelosi “shocking” but “not surprising,” saying, “There could be more to this story than meets the eye. There is little sexuality,” he wrote.
Musk made the Santa Monica Observer sensational by claiming to his 112 million followers that, without proof, Paul Pelosi was drunk at the time of the assault and was “arguing with a male prostitute.” The Washington Post said it pointed to the article.
Kimmel responded directly to Musk on Twitter, calling it “fully formed (excretion)” before Musk deleted the tweet hours later.
Kimmel doubled down on his criticism of Musk on Monday night, saying his tweet about Paul Pelosi was “very sickening.” Kimmel said Musk used his large, global platform to falsely imply that the businessman was “performing a sexual prank.”
“It’s so mean and disgusting,” Kimmel said. “An 82-year-old man was attacked with a hammer by a madman. He ended up in the hospital with a fractured skull, and these scum, their first instinct is to slander (people).”
To this category of “scumbags,” Kimmel added Trump Jr., son of former President Donald Trump, who used the attack as an opportunity to make Halloween-related jokes.
Late Sunday night, Trump Jr. shared an image of Hammer and his underwear, accompanied by the words, “I got my Paul Pelosi Halloween costume ready.” Trump Jr. wrote: “The internet is still undefeated.”
On Monday, Trump Jr. shared another attack-related joke, tweeting an image of a man with a hammer hanging from his tool belt and the words “Carrie open in San Francisco.”
Kimmel said Trump Jr. made a Paul Pelosi joke while “the guy was in the hospital.”
“They’re Christians. This is a family values gang,” Kimmel said.
In response, Kimmel provided images of Trump Jr.’s Halloween costume ideas.