Jimmy Kimmel Marks Donald Trump's Mid-Presidency With Satirical Halftime Tribute

The 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' host dedicates a special episode titled 'Intermission Accomplished: A Halftime Tribute to Trump' with series of sketches mocking the 45th President of the United States.

AceShowbiz - Jimmy Kimmel dedicated a "halftime tribute" to U.S. President Donald Trump on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Monday night, January 21.

Inspired by the National Football League championships, the TV presenter hosted a special episode entitled "Intermission Accomplished: A Halftime Tribute to Trump" as part of his late-night talk show, with the programme reflecting on Trump's time at the White House now that he has reached the midway point of his term.

"We are here tonight to celebrate the midway mark of Donald Trump's first term in office because, let's be honest, this is a man who is far too humble to celebrate himself," said Kimmel in his opening monologue, before going on to jokingly reference that it was also Martin Luther King Jr. Day - which celebrates the birthday of the civil rights leader. "Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or even a Canadian, I think we can all agree Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be honoured and thrilled to share this day with this special orange man."

In one of a series of sketches, Kimmel was joined by Fred Armisen, Bobby Moynihan and Jeff Ross as they pretended to be the presidential heads on Mount Rushmore, with the group becoming disturbed when they were joined by newcomer Trump (Anthony Atamanuik).

"Are you serious? I'm the 45th best president of the United States - Donald 'Jesus' Trump," he said as he "introduced" himself, before referencing the current U.S. government shutdown as one of his greatest achievements. "I've been making a bunch of federal employees work for free for 31 days!"

Elsewhere in the show, Josh Gad made an appearance as Ken Bone, an undecided voter who became famous during the 2016 elections, while Will Arnett and Paul Scheer pretended to be Trump's sons Eric and Donald Jr. as they embarked on a quest to kill "the last lion in existence" during a trip to Africa. Fred Willard also acted as the ghost of Trump's late father, Fred Trump, in one spoof that was filmed "straight from the bowels of hell."

"If I hadn't built an emotional wall, maybe he wouldn't be so obsessed with building a real one," he said, referring to Trump's plans to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

To conclude, Leon Bridges sang a medley of Trump's controversial Twitter messages and Aloe Blacc performed a humorous new Trump anthem titled "Great Again".

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