Back in that SC rally, Trump claimed that before the election, Kimmel "waited" for his arrival outside on the sidewalk on Hollywood Blvd. and opened his auto door, something he "doesn't do for anybody" according to "Kimmel's people".
"Donald Trump showed up one night outside our show banging on the backstage door". I wasn't president. I was, like, a guy.
That part, Kimmel said, is true. "Including you, I do it for nobody. A guy with potential".
Kimmel immediately cracked, "A guy with potential to ruin everything that is good in the world".
The ABC host was conspicuously silent until Monday night when he revealed he only just saw the footage as he was on a fishing holiday deep in the wilderness of Montana and didn't have reception. "Our guests don't even come in this way through the front door".
During a rally for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, Trump called Stephen Colbert a "low life", Jimmy Fallon a "lost soul", and Kimmel "terrible". "I never do. In 15 years, I've probably done it seven times".
Kimmel then said he prefers to greet his guests for the first time on stage. I feel dumb saying hello to them and then saying hello again 10 minutes later, ' he said.
He even sent a camera to the street to give his viewers a picture of what Hollywood Blvd. looks like directly outside the studio, and it's busy, full of tourists and street performers ready to swarm a famous face. "You think the secret service would let the Republican nominee for president come in this way?"
Kimmel then told a deliberately ridiculous story about "what actually happened" when Trump showed up.
'He had a half-finished bucket of chicken under his arm and he was screaming that he needed to use the bathroom. "But unfortunately, there was someone in the bathroom", Kimmel said.
"A couple days into the trip, the guy who had the phone gets a text from my wife, and I was anxious", Kimmel explained. So Donald took a look around, he stuffed the remainder of the chicken in his jacket, he dropped his trousers, he did his business in the bucket.