Jimmy Kimmel Says R. Kelly Will 'Make a Great President' Someday, Simultaneously Slamming Donald Trump

Jimmy Kimmel joked about the R. Kelly abuse allegations, saying the singer would "make a great president" someday.

Kimmel, 51, referenced the "Ignition" singer's Friday interview with Gayle King, where Kelly attempted to clear his name after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated assault. Kelly acted erratically during the interview and didn't do much to prove his innocence to scores of viewers. Kimmel didn't think it was "possible for this interview to get better" for Kelly.

"His career is on the line, his freedom is on the line," Kimmel said. "So, for whatever reason, either R, and/or the people who represent him, thought it would be a good idea to put him on TV."

Kimmel's show aired a clip that featured King clarifying the rumors and allegations Kelly's facing. She proceeded to ask him why he "continues to see young women." To this, Kelly explained how he enjoys dating women of all kinds. He said he likes to "kick it" with 43-year-old women with "tight" bodies as well; a line that caused Kimmel to chuckle in response.

"R. Kelly can objectify women of any age. If the body's tight, he'll kick it with them," Kimmel said. "He's gonna make a great president one day."

Kimmel's "president" dig was in reference to President Donald Trump. Trump has been accused of engaging in an extramarital affair with adult star Stormy Daniels, a woman he allegedly paid hush money to. Twenty-three women have made sexual misconduct allegations against Trump since February 2019.

"Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign," Trump said during a 2016 rally, according to Business Insider. "Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over."

Kelly was arrested in February on 10 aggravated assault charges from four women. Three of the accusers claimed to be underage at the time of the abuse. Allegations against him first surfaced in the 1990s.

Kelly has always maintained his innocence and denied all abuse allegations during his CBS interview.

"Forget the blogs, forget how you feel about me," he said. "Hate me if you want to, love me if you want. But just use your common sense. How stupid would it be for me, with my crazy past."

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