The Reason Jimmy Kimmel Won't Touch Harvey Weinstein Jokes

ABC  Todd Wawrychuk Comedian Jimmy Kimmel opens up about his new shows in Brooklyn in an interview with ABC News Amy Robach Oct. 13 2017

ABC Todd Wawrychuk Comedian Jimmy Kimmel opens up about his new shows in Brooklyn in an interview with ABC News Amy Robach Oct. 13 2017

Last week, the host took on Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter after the president's son went after late night hosts for not making jokes about Harvey Weinstein.

The comedian, who will be broadcasting his hit live show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live", from his birthplace of Brooklyn, New York, all throughout next week, told ABC News that "Brooklyn is a magical place".

"Maybe this is insane, but I feel like I could turn him around on a couple of things", Kimmel said in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Amy Robach for "Good Morning America".

"He's not planning to visit me anytime soon".

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In another interview with The USA Today this week, Kimmel explained that he's always made jokes about the day's news, and it just so happens that with President Trump, there's a lot of news being made.

Still, he said, "I don't ever want to get in a situation where I feel compelled to speak about every tragedy, every natural disaster, every murder or vehicle accident or whatever awful things are going on in the world". Since then, he has become a surprising health care advocate.

As for the response he received from everybody, Kimmel said people were really nice to ask about how the baby was doing and keeping him in their prayers. This native son moved away to Las Vegas when he was just 9 years old, but it's clear that a part of him never left. I decide what's in the monologue every night. "You don't have to watch the show".

Kimmel said Billy is now doing well, and described his son as "very smiley" and "very cute". "But some things are more important than bringing in a big audience", he continued. "Of course that's inconvenient, but what they're doing now, especially these gun nuts, is trying to drag up any comedy bit I do out of context and use it as a proof that I'm calling myself the moral conscience of America, which I most certainly never did and most certainly never would".

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