During his late night ABC monologue on Wednesday night, Jimmy Kimmel delved into the controversy over Thursday’s duels on his network and on NBC.
“You know there was supposed to be a debate tomorrow night, but since Trump wouldn’t agree to the virtual format they wanted to have because he had tested positive for the coronavirus, he pulled out completely,” he said. explained the host. “So, since there was no debate, Biden agreed to do a town hall on ABC that night.
Then came the announcement that Trump would also be doing mayoralty on NBC at exactly the same time. “So that fixes the problem,” Kimmel joked. “Now I know what I’m going to do, I’m going to vote for both.”
“Thanks, NBC,” he continued. “First The apprentice and now this. How about a new Bill Cosby special while we’re at it?
Noting that there is “no good reason to hold these events simultaneously,” Kimmel insinuated that “obviously Trump wanted him because he knew he would get better marks than Joe Biden,” given that getting town hall on NBC means it will likely air on all other NBC channels, including MSNBC and CNBC.
“Of course more people will watch Trump,” he said. “It does not mean anything. If my choices are to watch a Bill of Rights documentary or a guy getting hit in the nuts with a shovel, I go with a shovel every time!
Or, like another ABC employee, Nate Silver put it on Wednesday, “Some people seem to be operating under the mistaken assumption that more airtime is better for Trump.”
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