The ABC late-night comedian cracked the joke Wednesday night while going in on the President of the United States for siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference at the Helsinki Summit.
Trump outraged Americans by suggesting he believed Putin's word over U.S. intelligence agencies who found evidence Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election. After returning to the White House, Trump held another press conference to declare he meant to say "wouldn't" while saying he didn't know "why it would be" Russian agents responsible for meddling in the election.
"It's all very crazy. And yet, with all of this Moscow madness happening, according to a new poll from Reuters, 71 percent of Republican voters have a favorable view of how Trump has been dealing with Russia," Kimmel said during his monologue. "Which is nuts, but I was thinking about this today and I think there's a simple explanation for it."
"They might not like what he's doing, they might not like him, but they love how pissed off it makes Democrats and so they want it to keep happening," he reasoned.
"Trump kept his base going — by calling out his 'haters' today on Twitter," Kimmel said. "He's the Taylor Swift of treason. He really is."
Here are the Trump tweets Kimmel was referencing:
So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki. Putin and I discussed many important subjects at our earlier meeting. We got along well which truly bothered many haters who wanted to see a boxing match. Big results will come!