Jimmy Kimmel is getting it from both sides of the political spectrum following the much-anticipated appearance of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday. While the interview was largely cordial, Kimmel made clear how he feels about Lindell’s continued claims that there was widespread voter fraud in the presidential election. Lindell has been claiming for months to have proof of voter fraud involving Dominion Voting Systems, but has failed to share any of that supposed proof.
“A lot of people didn’t want you to come on this show,” Kimmel said. “Liberals and conservatives, everybody told me don’t have you on the show, and they told you don’t go on the show.” “Yes they did,” Lindell agreed. “But I think it’s important to talk to each other,” Kimmel said, adding, “I don’t think there’s any validity to any of this stuff that you’re saying.”
Comments like that earned Kimmel the ire of conservatives.
While Kimmel challenged Lindell on his claims throughout, not giving them much credence, he also gave Lindell the opportunity to speak. Allowing Lindell to continue to make these claims on his show months after the election angered some of Kimmel’s more liberal viewers.