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Jimmy Kimmel shocks with comments on Trump-bashing: 'Time to look within and make fun of ourselves

Jimmy Kimmel says Americans are tired of Trump-bashing and said he plans to look inward during an upcoming comedic event. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel said in a recent interview that Americans are tired of the Trump-bashing coming from Hollywood and instructed liberal comedian like himself to begin looking inward with their comedy.

Kimmel's comments came during an interview with Deadline magazine ahead of his annual "roast" of Disney and ABC executives. This year will mark the 16th time Kimmel has performed the roast.

What did Kimmel say?

When Deadline asked Kimmel if he has a "barrelful of barbs" for President Donald Trump, Kimmel explained Trump would not be the focus of his performance.

"I don’t know how much focus there will be on that. I think people have had an a**-full of Donald Trump, and I feel like the [event] is a time to look within and make fun of ourselves," Kimmel said.

Kimmel explained he planned on joking about industry-related items, but said he couldn't rule out taking a jab or two at the president.

"I can’t imagine that it will be entirely Trump free, but I’m not planning on that to be my focus. Already I’m seeing a lot of other things to point out, to make fun of," Kimmel said.

The annual event gathers potential advertisers looking to advertise with Disney and ABC to mingle with executives and purchase airtime for upcoming TV seasons.

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