“The special election turned out to be a very special election after all,” Jimmy Kimmel said on his show Wednesday night. After weeks of feuding with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore over social media, the controversial judge ended up losing the election to Democratic candidate Doug Jones. But Moore didn’t exactly go gracefully into the night.
Moore — who has denied claims of initiating sexual encounters with teenagers when he was in his 30s, among other accusations — began feuding with Kimmel after a comedian from Jimmy Kimmel Live disrupted one of his appearances at a church. “If you want to mock our Christian values, come down here to Alabama and do it man to man,” Moore had tweeted to Kimmel.
The late-night personality responded both on Twitter and on his show. “We’ll meet you at the mall. Don’t worry, I can get you in,” he said, referring to a rumor that Moore was barred from a mall for harassing underage girls.
After Moore lost the election in Alabama, President Trump — who endorsed Moore — tweeted, “The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!”
The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
Kimmel called this tweet “absolutely perfect.” “Only Donald Trump could say, ‘Remember when I was wrong? I was right!’” he said.