In this photo provided by ABC, Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, left, talks with host Jimmy Kimmel during a taping of the ABC television show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Los Angeles. Trump made an appearance as a guest, along with musical guest Greg Porter on the late night show, which airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST. (Randy Holmes/ABC via AP) (AP)

"No class at all": Trump supporters trash Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter after Emmys monologue

Republicans complained of a double standard after Kimmel called Trump's wife "Malaria" in his opener Sunday night


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Brendan Gauthier
September 20, 2016 12:20AM (UTC)

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.

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"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."

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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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