Skip to main content

tv   Jimmy Kimmel Live  ABC  November 21, 2018 11:35pm-12:37am PST

11:35 pm
>> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live." tonight -- jeff bridges. from cnn, s.e. cupp. and music from midland. and now, why not -- jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, everyone. i'm jimmy, i'm the host. thank you for watching. thank you for coming. thank you for joining us. very nice. glad you're upbeat, i have to say.
11:36 pm
it was -- i was surprised it was a hellish weekend here in the state of california this weekend. we have three major wildfires, two of which are not far from us in hollywood. hundreds of homes have been burned. i don't know how many thousands of families were evacuated from their homes. but you guys are happy. that's okay. [ laughter ] quite a few members of our staff were affected by the fires. some very seriously. i want to mention one of them. our coexecutive producer, erin. she and her daughter and husband. correct me if i had this wrong. they had to leave their house in the middle of the night. they got a call from the sheriff saying get out. they came over to our house. i'm not making light of this. this actually happened. this was a terrible situation. they got no notice. 1:00 a.m., erin, you grab your daughter, charlie, what else did you get, passport? papers? that kind of stuff? >> yes. >> jimmy: anything that seemed super important. erin's husband, david. this is what he grabbed from the house.
11:37 pm
[ laughter ] his tom brady doll. david is a really big patriots fan. [ cheers and applause ] apparently that doll is one of the three most important items in his life. i had to take a picture because they are so happy together. look at them. [ laughter ] anyway, the fire burned down a number of famous movie and tv sets, including the set of "west world." the bachelor mansion was partially destroyed. [ audience moaning ] the guest house burned down, but the main house is okay. usually when something spreads like wildfire at the bachelor mansion, it's herpes. [ laughter ] this was a switch. we offer our gratitude for the men and women who risk their lives to fight these fires. [ cheers and applause ] they did an incredible job and do it so bravely. if you want to help the victims, the best way is to donate to the american red cross.
11:38 pm
text ca wildfires to 90999 to make a $10 donation. they're always there for us. the american red cross. we shouldn't expect much help from the white house. as the fires raged, in the middle of all this the president weighed in with this touching message of support. he wrote, "there is no reason for these massive, deadly, and costly forest fires in california except that forest management is so poor. billions of dollars are given each year with so many lives lost all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. remedy now or no fed payments. [ audience booing ] he didn't even throw us a roll of paper towels like he did in puerto rico. everything about this tweet was wrong. the federal government manages most of the forest land in california, not the state. he's the one who cut the funding. california actually pays more money to the federal government than it gets back. and of course he does nothing about climate change, which is why these fires happen.
11:39 pm
why get tangled up in facts when you can take shots at people who voted for hillary instead of you. donald trump is the only guy who went to see "backdraft" and rooted for the backdraft. someone must have said, those tweets didn't go over so well in california. about two hours later he tweeted our hearts are with those who are fighting the fires and the families of the 11 who have died in the destruction. god bless them all. that's better, but the next day, the real donald was back. with proper forest management, we can stop the devastation constantly going on in california. get smart. yeah, all right, you go first, and then we will, okay? [ cheers and applause ] i understand that california probably isn't the president's favorite state, but he can pretend to care about us, like he does with donald jr. just do that for a little while. [ laughter ] while trump was stoking fires in california he was burning bridges overseas. the president was in paris over
11:40 pm
the weekend to mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of world war i. his kgbff was there, vladimir putin. again chummy with putin. look at his smile when his sugar vladdy showed up. i have only seen that dopey grin one other time. [ laughter ] that's when the colonel paid a visit. look at this videotape. vladimir putin comes in and cocky, he walks, says hello to macron. shakes angela merkel ket's hand. trump, he bites his lip. i would like to see that in slow motion. vladimir putin with a quick hello to merkel and macron and now he gets to trump. who actually, again, bites on his lip, he's so excited to see him. [ laughter ] and then, and then things get so hot, i guess on the inside, yeah.
11:41 pm
[ laughter ] airs out his coat. that was not the bigliest embarrassment in paris. much was made of the fact that he skipped the world war i memorial on saturday because of weather. the white house claims the president's chopper was unable to take off because of rain. basically they said our country's most "sports illustrated" sophisticated helicopter has the same weakness as an amazon package you leave on your porch. [ laughter ] while he could have driven, he didn't want to cause a traffic jam. he's very considerate that way. bottom line, he missed the memorial because he didn't want his hair to get wet. he didn't want us to see. when it rains, his hair looks like this. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] that's right. that was bad. also, relations between trump and french president macron were tense. macron took a shot at the embrace of nationalism and he said nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.
11:42 pm
watch trump's reaction to that at the end of the speech. >> translator: long live people amongst peoples and amongst states. long live free naigs of the world. long live friendship amongst peoples. long live france. >> jimmy: look at that face. he's like, i don't know what the hell that guy just said but i do not like it at all. [ laughter ] back here at home, last week the president's least favorite reporter, jim acosta of cnn, had his press credential suspended supposedly because he put his hand on a white house intern while jockeying for a microphone. acosta did not do that but sarah huckabee sanders said he did, and she tweeted a doctored video doctored from infowars to make it look worse than it was, which still wasn't bad. she said it was not altered. the president and white house spokes monster kellyanne conway agreed. >> when you say doctored, you are dishonest.
11:43 pm
it wasn't doctored. they gave a close up view. that's not doctoring. >> first of all what do you mean by edited or doctored video? he either put his hands on her and grabbed the mike back or he did not. he clearly did -- >> he clearly did, but the video was altered. there are experts who have looked at that, speed it up -- >> that's not altered, that's sped up. they do it all the time in sports to see if there's a first down or a touchdown. >> jimmy: well, no, first of all they don't speed clips up in sports, they slow them down. [ laughter ] that's why a replay is called a slow mo replay and not a speed mo replay. [ laughter ] i sometimes get the feeling kellyanne conway is like the bus in the move yao "speed." she has to tell 50 lies an hour or she'll explode. [ laughter ] speeding up is altering and can be misleading. watch what happens when we alter this footage of the queen.
11:44 pm
[ laughter ] >> jimmy: right, now she's going to be banned from the white house. [ applause ] now here's another great moment from this weekend. an associate of trump's close friend roger stone said he expects to be indicted soon by robert mueller and the special counsel looking into the russia situation, which could be potentially the beginning of the end of all of this. trump last week installed a friendly new acting attorney general named matt whitaker who trump either does or definitely does not know. >> i didn't speak to matt whitaker. i don't know matt whitaker. matt whitaker -- i don't know matt whitaker. i didn't know matt whitaker. matt whitaker is a highly respected man but i didn't know matt whitaker. in all fairness to matt when i customer, who again i didn't know. matt whitaker is a great guy, i know matt whitaker. >> jimmy: can you ever truly know someone?
11:45 pm
the mid-terms are a week ago and a few races are undecided. there's a recount in florida which finished just a minute ago, i think kyrsten sinema won that. i don't know. anyway, bottom line, they are having trouble counting in florida is what's going on. [ laughter ] the president went on twitter to demand they stop the vote while the republicans are ahead. he said large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere in florida. they didn't show up out of nowhere. they were in the mail. i refuse to believe he doesn't know how mail works. it's how he got at least two of his wives. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] in arizona, trump wrote just out, an arizona signatures don't match. call for a new election. we must protect our democracy. the president is asking for do-overs in the election while making baseless allegations of election fraud. that was not even the scariest thing i saw on cnn. this was. >> if you or a loved one has been hospitalized for gangrene
11:46 pm
of the genitals. call this number for a free legal case review. >> jimmy: wait a minute. now i got gangrene of the genitals to worry about? [ laughter ] mesothelioma was bad enough. you know what else made an appearance? a commercial for the trumpy bear. have you seen this? trumpy bear is a stuffed bear targeted at who, i don't know. this is a real commercial for a real product. >> the wind whispered through a forest. a storm is coming. i am the storm. the great american grizzly. introducing the original trumpy bear. >> god bless america and god bless trumpy bear. >> i'm a small business owner and business is great again. thank you, trumpy bear. >> yeah, thank you, trumpy bear. >> jimmy: gee, i wonder who else might love trumpy bear. >> i was torn away from my mom at the border. but that's okay, i have my trumpy bear.
11:47 pm
trumpy bear, you're my new mom. >> i get pulled over at least once a day. for no good reason. now i can make the police smile on my partner, trumpy bear. >> i [ bleep ] trumpy bear and he paid me $2,000 to keep quiet. thanks, trumpy bear. >> trumpy bear isn't just a bear, he's a whole lot more. find the secret zipper and pull out the cozy american flag-themed blanket. keep digging and there are more treasures to be found. a framed photo of vladimir putin. a cheeseburger. tanning goggles. a kfc meal, a dead baby duck and best of all, a fully loaded assault rifle. order the super plush trumpy bear now for only two payments of $19.95. don't miss out on owning a piece of american history that was made in china. order in the next five minutes and receive a free kellyanne kitty.
11:48 pm
every time she opens her mouth, lies pour out. >> they are highly flammable and racist, and not for anyone over or under the age of 12. available at walgreens. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's how i get to sleep every night. we have an important show. music from midland, s.e. cupp is here. be right back with jeff bridges! f bridges! they should be playing outside ...not hurting inside. thanks to you, st. jude children's research hospital is changing how the world treats and defeats childhood cancer. we freely share our science to help find cures and save kids with cancer everywhere. and no family pays st. jude for anything... because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. visit or shop wherever you see the st. jude logo.
11:49 pm
(parents)an) oh hey, baby. happy holidays! (woman) awh, you're having an ugly sweater party? (dad) what? (woman) (dad) uh, are you throwing a burnt cookie party? (mom) no, i think she's having a messy kitchen party. (woman) very funny, you guys. uh huh. [parents laughing] (mom) deal'em frank.
11:50 pm
♪t's on. the community doesn't just have small businesses, it is small businesses. and that's why american express founded small business saturday. so, this year let's all get up, get out and shop small on november 24th. i got croissant. small business saturday. a small way to make a big difference.
11:51 pm
(robot) ugh. this screen!tected! you know, sprint has the awesome new iphone xr. oooh. let's take a picture! whoa! it's so clear! yeah, it has an amazing liquid retina display... (photographer) look at the colors! ...on a network built for unlimited. this is amazing! i can't hold this smile much longer! i can. (vo) and now, get iphone xr on us when you lease the latest iphone. for people with hearing loss, switch to sprint today! visit
11:52 pm
welcome to emirates mr. jones. just sit back, relax and let us entertain you... ...with over 3,500 channels of entertainment, including the latest movies and box sets from around the world. ( ♪ ) we even have live sports and news channels. ( ♪ ) and your free wi-fi will start shortly. enjoy your flight mr. jones. world's best inflight entertainment. fly emirates. fly better. ♪ >> jimmy: welcome back to the show. tonight from cnn, she's the host of "se cupp unfiltered." s.e. cupp is with us tonight. [ cheers and applause ]
11:53 pm
their album, this is it, they're called "on the rocks" nominated for three cma awards last night, midland from the mercedes-benz stage. you can see midland live on the electric rodeo tour in atlanta, georgia. tomorrow night on our show kurt russell will be here and music from jake owen and emily blunt, lin-manuel miranda, music from kane brown, and the former first lady of the former united states, michelle obama will be here on thursday. [ cheers and applause ] please join us for that. our furs guest tonight a legend of the silver screen, one of the few to have graced the cover of "bowling" magazine. he's made us laugh and cry and he wants to be your human melatonin with his new project called "sleep club." please welcome jeff bridges! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
11:54 pm
>> jimmy: how are you doing? >> well, jimmy. >> jimmy: do you live in the fire zone? are you that way? >> not this particular -- i don't know. we have a little pad up in malibu that burned down make 20 years ago. it might be in the center of the fire. we lost a place in santa barbara in the fire up there. >> jimmy: was that the mudslide? >> it wasn't the fire, it was the debris flow after the fire. >> jimmy: that's bad, too. >> wiped her out. >> jimmy: when there's a mudslide, can you see it coming? do you know? >> i heard it coming. it sounded like a train. >> jimmy: wow. >> you know. we looked out the window and clouds were all red because of
11:55 pm
all these gas lines blowing up and here it comes. boom! >> jimmy: how much time do you have to get out? get out of that house? >> we didn't get out. it's pitch black at 3:30 in the morning. boulders the size of this desk and trees. it was amazing. mud this thick and we were running around. naked, looking for flashlights. >> jimmy: really? >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: how were you able to get away? were you able to get your car out of there? >> no, no, no. it's hard to describe. >> jimmy: go ahead, come on. jeff -- [ laughter ] >> it's 3:00 in the morning. i happened to have a little narcolepsy. when things get like that. i start to get sleepy. >> jimmy: i do the same thing. >> you do the same thing. >> jimmy: exactly the same thing. when things get bad, i get tired. >> that's right. it happens to me. >> jimmy: i'm really great to have around in an emergency situation.
11:56 pm
like, oh, boy, our lives are in danger. i'm going to take a little nap. >> my wife loves telling this story, she's so proud of me. i'm taking my nap. she said what are we going to do? i said you got a sheet? a white sheet. she said yeah, yeah. i said give me that sheet. i'm going to go write help on the sheet. >> jimmy: smart. >> she goes, no, it's s.o.s.! okay, good. i'm sitting out there, i write s.o.s. on the sheet. here come the helicopters. we got rescued with helicopters. the guy said i wasn't sure if it was 805, the air code, or sos. [ laughter ] i said, well, i've got to work on that. >> jimmy: you should have written help. wow, that's something else, that's crazy. >> this is the crisping of our planet. so many people died in that thing. we were the lucky ones. this one we have people, 29 people died.
11:57 pm
a couple hundred people missing now. >> jimmy: more than that now. yeah. it's crazy. it's horrible. you made a film about climate change. >> yeah. this was before we lost our house. it's a movie called "living in the future's past." that title is really a metaphor for what's already here. we are living in the future's past. the movie -- i met with our director and cinematographer and we thought we wanted to make a movie about climate change because we were concerned about it, but didn't want to make another that talks about how dire the straits are. we didn't want to do that, but we wanted to bring something new to the party. the question that kept coming to us was, why are we behaving the way we are behaving when we have all this data from the scientists? we took that path and we started to kind of look under the hood of humanity and see what makes
11:58 pm
us tick. take the long view, which is not only forward, but back. why are we behaving this way? we gathered a bunch of wonderful scientists, philosophers, military guys, politicians all giving different perspectives. >> jimmy: did you figure it out? >> not entirely. out i'll tell you, some things that were really fascinating that i learned about, something called emergent behavior. you can see that in the schools of fish. they all move together. flocks of birds. >> jimmy: and you have a pattern. >> there's no leader, why are they moving in that particular shape? >> jimmy: why are they? >> because they are a super organism. they formed a super organism. a good example is an ant hill, for instance. an ant is in an ant hill, but
11:59 pm
you get a bunch of them and their behavior is an ant hill. our species is the same. you start out as bands of hunter gatherers and we get villages and cities and states and countries, kingdoms. now we have taken over the planet and we're kind of devouring our source. >> jimmy: what you concluded is it's in our dna as animals and there is nothing we can do about it? >> no. can i say the bm word? >> jimmy: bowel movement? >> no -- [ laughter ] can i say the other? >> jimmy: go ahead. >> new bowel movements come to light, jimmy. do you know what i mean? this idea of emergent behavior, this is something new to our consciousness. that adds to what the super organism is doing. all this little information. and the individual. each of us is so important.
12:00 am
we think we are just -- we don't matter. each of us is connected. in a beautiful way. >> jimmy: do you think we think we don't matter or it's a combination? like when it's convenient we think we don't matter, other times we think we are the absolute center of the universe, the only one that matters? i think it's both of those things. >> i hear what you are saying. yeah. you think about it, even if you are thinking selfishly, don't you want to live in a beautiful planet? >> jimmy: i would like to have water to drink. yeah. i'm for that. >> rather than acting out of fear, let's do it out of love, of loving the place. >> jimmy: to be honest, i will spend 15 minutes in the shower, which i know i shouldn't. you know? you know what i'm saying? [ laughter ] >> yeah, but even that little thought, you are like that
12:01 am
little bit of awareness. all these things -- this happened so slow. part of the thing that's frightening to me is how fast it's going down. we've had climate change. >> jimmy: all of a sudden it seems like it's just happening. >> not like this, it's happening so quickly. we made this documentary, living in the future's past. you can see it on demand. in hopes that we can get people excited and turn this around. we are going to create a curriculum to be able to be taught in schools. >> jimmy: i feel unless you get iron man to do this, nobody's going to really pay attention to it and see it. >> we'll get downey on it. >> jimmy: you have to get him in a costume too. we're going to take a quick break. when we come back, you have a very interesting project. something we discussed a little bit in the past. jeff bridges will help you get to sleep, but at the end of the show. jeff bridges when we come back. we'll be right back. >> dicky: portions of "jimmy kimmel live" brought to you by
12:02 am
barefoot wine. to see the new video go to the barefoot wine youtube channel. ♪ ♪ ♪ (storyteller 2) roasted lamb. (storyteller 3) the matzo ball soup. (storyteller 4) dumplings! (storyteller 5) my mom makes this really horrible green bean casserole. (storyteller 6) turkey tamales!
12:03 am
(storyteller 9) food the way we connect. (vo) join the wells fargo food bank and feeding america to help more families share holiday meals. (storyteller 10) you put a meal in front of somebody, they're happy. (vo) give what you can at 5,700 branches.
12:04 am
♪ ♪ connecting people... ...uniting the world. ♪♪
12:05 am
12:06 am
12:07 am
>> jimmy: jeff bridges is here. you have an online sleep club now. what is the online -- is everybody gathering? a big online bed? >> you helped kick it off. i came on this show a couple of years ago. >> jimmy: it was so boring and you went to sleep and said i have to make a business out of this. >> no, i had these sleeping tapes that i put out. and they took off and now there is something called sleep club. it's taking the whole sleep thing to the next level. it's online and you go to, you will come to a site that is split up and says sleep on one side, awake on the other.
12:08 am
on the sleep side you've got the dream team, experts who tell you all about sleep from different angles. >> jimmy: we don't know much about sleep, we know less than we should about something we do eight hours a day. >> you notice you have a good night's sleep, you feel better. >> jimmy: i have noticed that, yeah. >> that's what i'm curious about. >> jimmy: this is not a religious cult or anything? [ laughter ] i'll read some weird story about you? >> no, no. sleep on this side, the other side is awake. that's my side, the awake side. i get to turn people on to people who i think are awake lives and have inspired people. inspired me. >> jimmy: people you met or people you know? >> dear friends, often. i get to bring some awareness to organizations that are really doing good for all of us. share our strengths. no kid hungry campaign. >> jimmy: no kid hungry is a great one. >> bringing some attention to that. >> jimmy: that's fantastic. who doesn't want to learn to sleep better?
12:09 am
>> there is something to that. yeah. >> jimmy: this i did not know about you. always something new to learn about you. you were in the coast guard reserves as a young man. [ cheers and applause ] >> yeah! look at that. >> jimmy: how old were you in this photograph? >> i must have been 18, 19. >> jimmy: your brother beau was in the coast guard too? >> beau was in the coast guard. >> jimmy: this is because your dad was in "sea hunt"? >> yeah, yeah, he got turned on to the ocean during "sea hunt." >> jimmy: because of that? >> that's where the whole environmental thing. my dad was very involved. >> jimmy: what's the best thing about being in the coast guard reserves? >> well, i just had a wonderful memory. midnight watch, the bow watch out in the middle of the ocean there. you know, with leonardo dicaprio
12:10 am
on the bow of the ship -- >> jimmy: on "titanic," right. [ cheers and applause ] >> he went like this. literally over a moonlit night, flying over the ocean. and there's a dolphin going under the thing. and it's gleowing, plankton in there, i'm flying, yeah! >> jimmy: that sounds pretty good. i'd be vomiting, but yeah. you brought a clip from the new web series. this is an interesting thing that you're doing. first of all, what is the web series about? >> the web series, they wanted to document my involvement with sleep so they got a crew together. he was slightly annoying. >> jimmy: was it? >> yeah, because i kept directing him. i said, just be like a fly on
12:11 am
the wall. you don't have to bring your ideas. you ve lovelyideas, everybody's got them, but keep them to yourself and let the sleep thing evolve, man. be a fly on the wall. so they wouldn't get it and so this is kind of -- >> jimmy: let's take a look. >> here's something you can use. possibly. [ buzzing sounden ] single fly, swarm. it's almost like its own important. each fly has its own personality, kind of. [ buzzing sound ] that's pretty good. they hire me out for the bully. anyway, fly, okay? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's a pretty good fly sound. do you do other sounds of nature? >> i'll have to work on that.
12:12 am
>> jimmy: was that you doing that fly? >> yeah, that was something -- >> jimmy: can you do that right now live? >> i can do that right now. >> jimmy: go. [ buzzing sound ] >> is it working? >> jimmy: not really. i don't know what's happening. [ cheers and applause ] >> you'll have to dub it. give me one more crack. >> jimmy: yeah. [ buzzing sound ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you're like a fly as well, sitting still. you've got everything. nothing puts you in the mind of sleep more than a fly buzzing around. that's for sure. great to see you. jeff has a web series. it's sleep tapes. go to and his documentary living in the future's past. available on demand. jeff bridges, everybody. we'll be right back. ♪
12:13 am
♪ ♪ new olay foaming whip body wash. luxe lather, with a weightless feel, transforms skin from dull to dreamy. new olay foaming whip body wash. ♪
12:14 am
the new capital one savor card. earn 4% cash back on dining and 4% on entertainment. now when you go out, you cash in. what's in your wallet? now when you go out, you cash in. kay's blafour days only. event. save 50% off select jewelry, and shop hundreds of gifts with thousands in savings. november 23rd to the 26th. only at kay. ♪ thdelicious.i-wheat. but it's more than that. 10 layers of crunchy wheat to fill you up on big days. whether your day involves steam, mountains, or woah- fire... ...we've got your breakfast right here. is your breakfast built for big days?
12:15 am
but allstate actually helps you drive safely... with drivewise. it lets you know when you go too fast... ...and brake too hard. with feedback to help you drive safer. giving you the power to actually lower your cost. unfortunately, it can't do anything about that. now that you know the truth... are you in good hands?
12:16 am
♪ music playing ♪
12:17 am
12:18 am
to help families impacted by the wildfires, text cawildfires to 90999 to make a $tender donation to the american red cross.
12:19 am
so mom's making a deliciously easy dip. two cups of sour cream, bacon, and of course a packet of hidden valley ranch. that's how delicious is done. it's time to ranch out with the original, hidden valley ranch. ♪ ♪
12:20 am
the community doesn't just have small businesses, it is small businesses. and that's why american express founded small business saturday. so, this year let's all get up, get out and shop small on november 24th. i got croissant. small business saturday. a small way to make a big difference. makeup now optional. new aveeno® maxglow™ infusion drops with kiwi to lock moisture. and soy to even skin tone. unleash dewy, glowing skin from within. new aveeno® maxglow™.
12:21 am
have a skincare routine. but what about a lip care routine? pay your lips some attention. the chapstick total hydration collection. exfoliate nourish naturally enhance your lips. chapstick. put your lips first. mahe's already married. livin' large? livin' with his mama. entrepreneur? unemployed. oh! and here we see the artist making an attempt to bare his soul. it's just a gray dot. yeah, you can get a mortgage that avoids pmi, but there's no way to avoid mip on an fha. hey! now the ...
12:22 am
this'll help. rocket mortgage by quicken loans makes the complex simple. right? understand the details and get approved in as few as 8 minutes by america's largest mortgage lender. we hide hotel names, so you can find four star hotels at two star prices. h-o-t-w-i-r-e (e-e-e-e) h-o-t-w-i-r-e alright[camera shutter].ready? ♪ ♪ ♪ happy birthday to you argh! ♪ 1-2-3...cheese! waaaaaah! [barking] ♪
12:23 am
>> jimmy: still to come, music from midland. our next guest is a broadcaster and author who has just a dash of conservative.
12:24 am
her show "s.e. cupp unfiltered" airs saturday night, 6:00 eastern. say hello to s.e. cupp. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: welcome to california. >> thanks. >> jimmy: you picked quite a week to visit. >> i'm so sorry. i was actually born here. it's painful to see so much hurt and heartbreak. kudos to the firefighters. >> jimmy: no kidding. it's unbelievable what they are doing. [ cheers and applause ] i would not have the bravery to do anything of that type. >> nor i. i am into the job i meant to be in. >> jimmy: were you able to get a hotel? the hotels are full of people. >> i was. i will tell you, i don't know if this is the new custom here, but i checked in and i went to the
12:25 am
little mini bar to get a bottle of water and i picked it up and there was a pile of weed there. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: in the mini bar? >> on top of the mini bar. and i was like, is this jimmy? >> jimmy: it wasn't from me, no. >> is this what you all do here now? >> jimmy: it's an amenity that we have here. >> very nice. very thoughtful. >> jimmy: what did you do with it? >> i watch a lot of "dateline." i went into like crazy paranoia mode. what if they come back for it in the middle of the night? >> jimmy: you got paranoid from the pot without even smoking. >> without even smoking. >> jimmy: that's remarkable, really. >> i don't want any part of this drug! >> jimmy: even on cnn, you're one of the few people who even kind of declares which side they're on. true? >> yeah. so i understand why it's sometimes confusing to tell who does what. i'm an opinion journalist, my job is to give my opinion.
12:26 am
i'll get a lot of mail that i'm biased or my bias is showing. no, i'm telling you openly, here's where i stand, here's where i'm coming cseatiw would you grade donald trump on his first two years as president, if you had to give him a letter grade? [ light laughter ] >> banana. you can't grade him as a conservative because there is very little that is conservative about him. a fifth grader's understanding of what conservatism is. cutting spending and lowering the debt and the deficit, limited government, keeping families together, anti-protectionism. these are the understandings of what conservatism as a movement means. he doesn't really hew to much of that so it's hard to give him a grade from that point of view. >> jimmy: do your fellow conservatives get upset that you are not defending him on television? do you get that from people? >> constantly.
12:27 am
from the second he started running. for people like me, it was clear he was not going to run as a republican. he was not going to run as a conservative. he can run any way he wants, but let's call a spade a spade. and i just get -- even last week with the election. e-mail after e-mail. text after text. what happened to you? you used to be a conservative. i have to be like, dad! [ laughter ] i did not change! y'all changed! i believe in the same things i always did. >> jimmy: you are in the same spot. a lot of other people -- >> not everybody, but a disappointing amount of people, especially congressional republicans, have pushed snooze on conservatism while donald trump is running the party and running the country. that's been disorienting to say the least. but also -- disappointing. >> jimmy: did you interview donald trump when you worked at fox news?
12:28 am
>> i don't believe i interviewed him. i did television with him. >> jimmy: uh-huh. you were in the room -- >> it's not a euphemism. >> jimmy: while he was talking. yes. >> we did projects together and i did television with don jr. i got to know the family a little. certainly through the campaign, i covered him a lot. >> jimmy: do you know him personally at all? >> i know him a little. anything i say is going to sound way more intimate and tawdry. and scandalous. >> jimmy: perfect. that's what we're looking for. guillermo, get "e.t." on the line. >> guillermo: i will, yeah. >> jimmy: all right. >> look, i cover him and i worked with him on some projects. as close as it got was i moved into a trump building in manhattan years ago. suddenly a cutting board arrived with my initials burned into it from donald trump welcoming me to the building. >> jimmy: he does woodworking? [ laughter ] >> i'm sure by hand.
12:29 am
yeah. a housewarming gift. >> jimmy: how about that. >> i wish i'd sent it back. >> jimmy: do you use the cutting board? >> i do. almost every night. >> jimmy: you think of him while you chop vegetables. >> i try not to. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's pretty crazy. what else are you doing while you're here in l.a.? you've got some other stuff going on. >> i do. i have a couple of development projects. >> jimmy: with donald trump or without? >> no. explicitly not. >> jimmy: gotcha, all right. >> i found over the past few years, both as a human and someone who has to cover politics all day that i need an escape hatch. i have tried to find other stories to tell. when you are looking, it's amazing how many you will find. so one that i found that i'm working on developing is the story of the first openly gay revolutionary war hero. >> jimmy: really? >> yes. barron von stuben and he was fabulous.
12:30 am
>> jimmy: really? barron von stuben? >> yes. he was prussian and he conned his way to come over as inspector general. benjamin franklin and george washington said sure, we will bring you over. he arrived in a fur-covered horse-drawn sled with a miniature greyhound and a cadre of boyfriends and secretaries behind him. >> jimmy: wow! >> it was amazing. if people know him at all, he know he really revolutionized the way the military lays out camp. to this day we use a lot of the things that he taught us. >> jimmy: he did, wow. >> yeah. what people don't know is he was openly gay. he was almost the first don't ask, don't tell. >> jimmy: that's a operate great story. >> i'm excited to tell it. >> jimmy: you're finding out about this out here? >> no! >> jimmy: i don't know. >> i'm trying to convince people out here. >> jimmy: you are definitely getting kicked out of the republican party. [ laughter ] you have about five minutes left
12:31 am
between trump and this barron von stuben. yeah, your days are numbered. >> the feeling is mutual these days. >> jimmy: thanks for coming, i watch you all the time on cnn. "s.e. cupp unfiltered" saturday nights at 6:00 p.m. eastern on cnn. be right back with midland! >> dicky: the "jimmy kimmel live" concert series is presented by mercedes-benz. the best or nothing.
12:32 am
12:33 am
>> dicky: the "jimmy kimmel live" concert series is presented by mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. >> jimmy: thanks to my guests. apologies to matt damon. "nightline" is next. first this is their album "on the rocks." here with the song "burnout," midland! ♪ watching cigarettes burn out ♪ all of us turned out
12:34 am
♪ fast as a cigarette can burn out ♪ ♪ just watching rivers run down the side of my bottle ♪ ♪ almost like it's crying my tears ♪ ♪ had the world on a string and then i lost everything ♪ ♪ and that's how i wound up here ♪ ♪ watching cigarettes burn out till all the neon gets turned out ♪ ♪ there is nothing left but empty glasses now ♪ ♪ it's all flashes now ♪ the smokin' memory that ain't nothing but ashes ♪ ♪ in the lowlights ♪ these done me wrong songs hit me so right ♪ ♪ i'm so on fire for you it hurts how ♪ ♪ fast as one cigarette can burn out ♪ ♪ if you put your hands on the
12:35 am
flame got no right to complain ♪ ♪ cause you know it's gonna leave a mark ♪ ♪ when the glow comes to an end like scattered embers in the wind ♪ ♪ looking for a brand-new spark ♪ ♪ watching cigarettes burn out ♪ ♪ now with every hit i'm gonna quit ♪ ♪ but who am i kidding i just can't put you down ♪ ♪ ♪ so i keep hanging around watching cigarettes burn out ♪ ♪ till all the neon gets turned out ♪ ♪ there is nothing left but empty glasses now ♪ ♪ it's all flashes now
12:36 am
♪ it's a smokin' memory that ain't nothing but ashes in the lowlights ♪ hit me so right ♪ ♪ so i'm on fire for you it hurts now fast as a cigarette can burn out ♪ ♪ i was so on fire for you it hurts how ♪ ♪ fast as a cigarette can burn out ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
12:37 am
this is "nightline." >> tonight, the survivors and victims' families of the deadly bachelor party demanding answers and taking action. why they say that doomed whitewater rafting trip that claimed five lives should never have happened. and the regulations they believe could save others. plus a royal deed for those in need. the markle sparkle. inside the real princess diaries, injecting style and warmth into the royal family. how meghan markle is carrying on princess diana's legacy. and home for thanksgiving. one teenage kindness of


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on