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Jimmy Kimmel has been on the front lines for the attacks on President Donald Trump, but now it appears he's changing things up — at least during his upcoming comedy routine for ABC.
In an interview with Deadline, Kimmel was asked if he had “been saving up a barrelful [sic] of barbs for the president and his ongoing big show.”
“Oh, wow. Yeah, you know, I hadn't really thought about it that way, but I guess you're right. Hopefully it'll be the last upfront of the Trump era, too. So, I don't know, I don't know how much focus there will be on that. I think people have had an a**-full of Donald Trump, and I feel like the upfront is a time to look within and make fun of ourselves.”
When asked whether it would be totally Trump-free, Kimmel said that he “can't imagine that it will be entirely Trump free,” but he's not planning on Trump being the focus of his jokes.
“Already I'm seeing a lot of other things to point out, to make fun of,” he said. “We're getting all sorts of new terminology that doesn't seem to last one year to the next.”'
Since Trump won the 2016 presidential election, Kimmel has frequently gone after not only Trump but also his family and his staff. At one point, Kimmel even mocked first lady Melania Trump's accent despite her speaking a total of six different languages and English not being her first.
Perhaps Kimmel may be realizing that his jokes about the president have been alienating a good portion of the country.