Updated with video: “Who would have thought this audience would be so excited about the co-founder of ISIS,!” ABC late-night star Jimmy Kimmel enthused when Hillary Clinton walked out on his stage tonight.
Turns out, preparing to interview Hillary Clinton on a late night show is not so hard these days what with Donald Trump’s camp writing so much good comedy. Like that ongoing storyline Clinton is very ill.
Clinton played along, though mostly she tried to stay on-message.
Kimmel wondered how she is preparing to debate Donald Trump.
“I watched lot of his debates, and he insulted all of his opponents, and all of the moderators, about 80% of the American people, and the rest of the world,” she noted. “But you got to be prepared for wacky stuff that comes at you. I am drawing on my experience in elementary school.”
“If you are elected President, how great would it be if your first act would be to deport Donald Trump to Mexico,” Kimmel imagined, wondering if she would prefer to be running against somebody boring – “like Mitt Romney”:
Talk turned to becoming a grandparent:
He presented her with a fishbowl in which were slips of paper printed with actual Donald Trump quotes. She read several gamely, until one set off a red flag. “Oh I can’t read this. I can’t read it”:
“I am going to be your secret weapon, because I’m going to help you win this election, no problem,” Kimmel told Clinton, who then was the Dem frontrunner, as she made what was then her second visit to Kimmel’s show of the election cycle. Kimmel offered to help “man-splain” campaign speech-giving to the political veteran, then asked if she understood the expression.
“Yeah, that’s when a man explains something to a woman in a patronizing way,” Clinton responded.
“Actually, it’s when a man explains something to a woman in a condescending way – but you were close,” he joked.