Jimmy Kimmel Was Told ‘Don’t Read’ Donald Trump’s Oscars Diss on Stage, Reacts to Al Pacino’s Awkward Presenting: ‘I Guess He’s Never Watched an Awards Show Before’

March 12, 2024

Right after hosting the 2024 Oscars, Jimmy Kimmel was interviewed backstage by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos for their annual post-Oscars “Live” special and gave his quick reactions to some of the ceremony’s buzziest moments. Kimmel’s final bit as host was reading out loud Donald Trump’s criticism of the show, which Trump posted on Truth Social earlier in the night. “Has there EVER been a WORSE HOST than Jimmy Kimmel at The Oscars,” Trump posted. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”Kimmel fired back at Trump live on stage by saying, “Blah, blah, blah … OK, now, see if you can guess which former president just posted that on Truth Social. “[I was like] ‘Yes I am.’”Later, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” exec producer (and Kimmel’s wife) Molly McNearney revealed to Variety who actually asked him not to do it.