"I never thought giving money to a porn star would be an act of patriotism," Kimmel jokes.
The ABC late-night host speculated on the subject Thursday night in wake of the porn star launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for her legal fight against Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who paid her $130,000 to stay quiet about an alleged affair she had with the president in 2006. According to Daniels, she wants to take the two to court for her right to tell her story to the American people. And based on CNN's interview with her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, there may be a sex tape.
"There could be, might be, would be, could be, who knows?" Avenatti said, which is all Kimmel needed to ask himself would he or wouldn't he press play.
"I don’t know," Kimmel said. "I was thinking about it today, and I have never wanted to see and not see anything more than I either do or do not want to see Donald Trump butt naked and pumping away. I mean really. You would watch that, right? Of course. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity."
Kimmel coined the Daniels-Trump affair the "Hussia investigation," and he encouraged his viewers to donate to the cause.
"So now you can give money to a porn star just like the president of the United States. In 24 hours she’s already raised more than $135,000," Kimmel said. "I never thought giving money to a porn star would be an act of patriotism, but I also never thought a guy who would get in a Twitter war with Cher would become president. Remember, every dollar you donate potentially brings us one step closer to seeing photos will haunt our dreams forever."
Kimmel's endorsement appears to have been a very valuable one. The total jumped to over $152,000 by Friday morning.