The feud between Jimmy Kimmel and President Donald Trump continues, so it seems. Jimmy Kimmel Live staff took the chance to produce their very own doctored video of Trump using a toddler’s viral video. This week, Kimmel introduced the Deepfake Trump “Boss Baby.”
In the original video, the toddler adorably denies touching her dog’s food as her mom questions her. In the doctored video, Trump’s face appears on the toddler’s head and is questioned on his coronavirus response. The video, without question, is bizarre.
Kimmel introduces the original video to viewers and says, “Watching that kid deny doing something she clearly did reminded me of someone. So this time I want to say, I want to announce in advance — we did doctor this video.”
He refers to it officially as the “Boss Baby Deepfake.”
Instead of the mom questioning the toddler on her touching the dog food, it’s another woman’s voice quizzing the “Boss Baby” on Trump’s past statements and response to the pandemic. These include equating the virus to the flu, getting rid of the pandemic response team, and ignoring warnings in early 2020. Throughout the questioning, the Deepfake baby denies it all.
After the doctored video ends, Kimmel reappears and says, “Now go to your room and no Fox News for you.”
The joke comes after the recent controversy where Kimmel ran a video of Vice President Mike Pence apparently joking about carrying empty boxes of medical supplies as a publicity stunt. Trump responded on Twitter by calling Kimmel “fake news” and referring to his show as a “last place show.”
Kimmel took to Jimmy Kimmel Live to respond to the Twitter “feud.” Watch below: