Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 68th annual Emmy Awards on Sunday night, opening with a joke about Donald Trump and his current wife, Melania (whom Kimmel called "Malaria" Trump). This didn't sit well with a somewhat representative sample of the Republican presidential nominee's supporters, who hurled charges of misogyny, hypocrisy, and favoritism at the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host on Twitter.
Trump's supporters were already — perhaps fairly — complaining of a double-standard after Democrats criticized "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon for humanizing Trump by mussing his signature hairdo in an interview last week. Meanwhile, Trump's Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, enjoyed positive headlines after opening a pickle jar on Kimmel's show only a few weeks prior.
"If it wasn’t for television, would Donald Trump be running for president?" Kimmel opened on Sunday night. "No. He would be at home right now, quietly rubbing up against his wife, Malaria, while she pretends to be asleep."