President Trump's United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, "surprised everyone today by resigning," Jimmy Kimmel noted on Tuesday's Kimmel Live. "She said she wants to spend more time away from Trump's family." Trump "seemed very sad to see her go," but he already "has a terrific candidate in mind to replace Nikki Haley," Kimmel laughed, playing footage of Trump gushing about how daughter Ivanka, who already works in the White House, would be an amazing U.N. ambassador but he won't pick her because people would accuse him of nepotism. "Meanwhile, poor Donald Jr. is in a tree stand somewhere in North Dakota watching that on his phone and crying," he joked.
Kimmel was impressed with Trump's "nutty" new "conspiracy theory about his conspiracy theory" about "paid protesters" railing against nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. "No one was paid to protest, there's zero evidence of that, so Trump — quite brilliantly, I must say — made that into the conspiracy: The paid protesters haven't even been paid! And the thing is," he added, "you know who actually did hire a bunch of people to show up to pretend to be supporters at his campaign announcement and then didn't pay them for months afterward? Donald J. Trump."
On the other hand, climate change "is not a hoax, no matter what [Trump] says," Kimmel said, offering a darkly comic solution to a new report about the Earth's 12-year window to save all life from destruction — and the Trump administration's ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ response.
Kimmel was also bemused with Trump's upcoming lunch with Kanye West. "Am I the only one who would buy that lunch on pay-per-view?" he asked. "The question now is how will the hysterical right-wing media react to this — I mean, you remember when Obama invited Common to the White House, all the fuss over that?" In case you don't, Kimmel had a trip back in time with Sean Hannity. Watch below. Peter Weber