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LATE NIGHT LECTURE: Kimmel Says He Doesn't Want 'GOP Viewers Anyway'

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.16.17

Jimmy Kimmel doubled-down on his war against President Trump and GOP voters over the weekend, telling CBS news that Republican viewership is down roughly 30% but that he doesn’t “want a conversation” with Republican supporters regardless.

The late-night comedian was speaking with ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ when he blasted his GOP viewers, saying it’s “not ideal” for a talk show host to lose 30% of his audience but adding that he “would do it all again in a heartbeat.”

“It’s a bit of a risk that you’re taking, talking about that stuff. You might lose the audience,” asked CBS News’ Tracy Smith.

“I saw a study, I don’t know if it was a study or a poll, or a combination of those two things that three years ago I was equally liked by Republicans and Democrats, and then the Republican numbers went way down by 30%. As a talk show host that’s not ideal, but I would do it again in a heartbeat,” said Kimmel.

“So, you don’t mind if Republicans turn off your show? They’re not watching anymore?” she pressed.

“I want everyone with a television to watch the show. But if they’re so turned off by my opinion on healthcare and gun violence, then I don’t know. I probably wouldn’t want to have a conversation with them anyway,” said the comedian.

“So, ‘good riddance?'” asked Smith.

“Well not ‘good riddance,’ but ‘riddance,'” joked the comedian.

Watch Kimmel double-down above.

h/t Washington Free Beacon