Melania Trump Is A 'Slovenian Captive' In White House, Jimmy Kimmel Says

First lady Melania Trump is a "Slovenian captive" in the White House as more staff members exit, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel claimed on Tuesday.

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Kimmel referenced the first lady in context of President Donald Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson earlier in the day.

"Trump told reporters he made this decision 'by myself.' Like a five-year-old. 'I did it all by myself.' Of course you did by yourself, there's no one left at the White House anymore. It's just you and your Slovenian captive," Kimmel said of Melania Trump, who immigrated to the U.S. from Slovenia.

The audience appeared shocked, then applauded, according to The Wrap.

"Was that too much?" Kimmel then said. "I'll make a note of that."

It isn't the first time Kimmel has suggested that the first lady is unhappy in the White House.

In January after reports of Donald Trump's alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels broke out, Kimmel said the first lady decided not to join her husband at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, "because she hates him."

"So instead of going to Davos, I guess her plan was to stay back in the White House to keep digging the escape tunnel she has hidden behind a poster of Tom Selleck," Kimmel said jokingly.