Jimmy Kimmel, ‘Daily Show’s’ Jordan Keppler take on Trump’s ‘horrible’ Milwaukee comment


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By Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Former President Donald Trump’s “horrible” take on Milwaukee brought some pointed jabs from late-night television comedians Thursday.

Earlier on Thursday, Trump, meeting with House Republicans in Washington, reportedly told them, “Milwaukee, where we are having our convention, is a horrible city.” The comment, quoted in a report by Punchbowl News, was dismissed by a Trump spokesman on X as “falsely characterized,” saying the former president was talking about crime and election procedures in Milwaukee. (Members of the Wisconsin delegation also disputed the report but didn’t agree on which topic Trump was discussing.)

On Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” Thursday night, comedian/”news” anchor Jordan Keppler made clear Trump’s comments felt a little personal.

With the obligatory shot of Milwaukee’s skyline as seen from the lake as his background, Keppler looked aghast after hearing Trump’s “horrible” comment about the city.

“Hey! I may not be from Wisconsin, but I am from Michigan,” the Kalamazoo native said with mock indignation. “And let me just say, don’t mess with the Midwest, buddy. We will politely ask you to please stop and then thank you in advance — and that’s a threat.”


On ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Kimmel, not known for being shy about mocking Trump, brought up the former president’s “horrible” comment about the RNC host city.

“You know, they’re holding the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, and this morning, Trump said, ‘Milwaukee is a horrible city,’” Kimmel said. “The good news is, he might not have to go to Milwaukee — his campaign is making plans for the possibility he might be in jail or in home confinement then.

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