Jimmy Kimmel was mostly incommunicado in the wilds of Montana when President Trump attacked him and other late-night hosts at a rally in South Carolina last month, so when Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon issued their joint response with help from Conan O'Brien, Kimmel knew only that Trump had said something negative about him, he explained on Monday's Kimmel Live. When he got back to civilization, he fired up Google and learned that Trump had spun an elaborate tale of Kimmel obsequiously greeting him before a 2016 taping of Kimmel Live, waiting for him to arrive, calling him "sir," and holding the door for him when he got out of his limo on Hollywood Boulevard.
"That never happened," Kimmel laughed. "It's a funny thing: We all know, like even the people who like the president know he makes things up. But still, it's weird to hear him tell a lie that specifically involves you." He explained that he didn't even greet Trump in his dressing room before the show — "I never do" — that guests don't enter the studio from Hollywood Boulevard, and that he'd never say "sir" to "the host of the friggin' Celebrity Apprentice."
"This is what really happened that night," Kimmel said, telling a story about Donald Trump banging on his studio door with half a bucket of chicken, urgently needing to use the facilities. The story gets kind of gross. "That's true — that story is exactly as true as his was," Kimmel said. Watch below. Peter Weber