Donald Trump Jr. tries to call out Jimmy Kimmel over Harvey Weinstein on Twitter, gets skewered for his own hypocrisy

'You mean that big story from the failing, liberal, one-sided New York Times?'

Christopher Hooton
Monday 09 October 2017 08:31 BST

Donald Trump Jr. attempted to embarrass Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter over the weekend for his supposed silence over the allegations against Hollywood mogul and liberal campaigner Harvey Weinstein.

Quoting Kimmel's response to his father's tweet about late-night hosts' "anti-Trump" material, Donald Jr. brought up the claims, but perhaps forgot that they came from a publication his family usually dismisses as "fake news":

Following Kimmel's clear denouncement of Weinstein's alleged actions, Donald Jr. attempted to recover by suggesting that Kimmel wasn't brave enough to cover the matter in one of his opening monologues, Kimmel refuting this and refreshing him on another historic case of misogyny:

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Following the criticism from some conservatives, Kimmel and other late night hosts will almost certainly cover Weinstein on their shows/in their monologues this week, who was fired from the company he co-founded - The Weinstein Company - its board of directors announced on Sunday.

In a statement, the company said: "In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company – Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar – have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately."

In his own statement responding to the New York Times story, Weinstein insisted he is working on becoming a "better human being".

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