Late-night comedian and host of the 90th annual Academy Awards Jimmy Kimmel attacked President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence during the show’s opening minutes Sunday evening; slamming the White House over immigration, gun control, and other issues as Hollywood’s A-List laughed-on.
Kimmel -who routinely attacks Trump and the GOP during his late-night television program- opened the ceremony by viciously slamming the Commander-in-Chief’s tough talk on immigration, saying “The stunning Lupita Nyong’o, she was born in Mexico and raised in Kenya.”
“Let the tweetstorm from the president’s toilet begin!” he added.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 5, 2018
The liberal comedian then set his sights on the Vice President, saying “We don’t make films like ‘Call Me By Your Name’ for money. We make them to upset Mike Pence.”
“Oscar is 90 years old tonight, which means he’s probably at home tonight watching Fox News,” he added.
The late-night comedian was thrust into the national spotlight last year; making headlines after publicly attacking the GOP’s attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare and urging conservative lawmakers to pass gun control legislation following the Las Vegas shooting.