Jimmy Kimmel on Losing GOP Viewers: 'Not Good Riddance, But Riddance'
Jimmy Kimmel joked about his declining viewership with Republican voters in a tell-all interview this week.
The late night comedy host's GOP fans have declined since he began injecting politics into his show, especially since Donald Trump was elected to the presidency.
Kimmel called for gun control measures after the Las Vegas massacre and attacked Sen. Bill Cassidy for trying to repeal ObamaCare.
"As a talk show host that's not ideal, but I would do it again in a heartbeat," Kimmel told CBS.
"I don't say I don't mind. ... I want everyone with a television to watch the show. But if they're so turned off by my opinion on health care and gun violence then I don't know, I probably wouldn't want to have a conversation with them anyway," he remarked. "Not good riddance, but riddance."
Laura Ingraham said mutual friends of hers and Kimmel's say he's a great guy, but she warned him he is making a "huge mistake."
She explained that people tune in to late night comedy shows to laugh, not to hear the hosts' political views.
"They don't want to feel like they're under attack. They don't feel like the guy they voted for you think is just a horrible, awful person," Ingraham said. "It doesn't work."
Last week, "Late Night" host Seth Meyers had a stronger - and more vulgar - message for any of his Trump-supporting viewers.