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Jimmy Kimmel on Trump's Hollywood star: 'That is as close as I get to defending Donald Trump'

A shocking thing happened on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night: Jimmy Kimmel came to the defense of Donald Trump … kind of. More specifically, Kimmel came to the defense of Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which has repeatedly been vandalized — most recently when a man took a pickaxe to it. The star has yet to be replaced, and the West Hollywood City Council would like to keep it that way. The council recently voted unanimously to permanently remove the star, but Kimmel pointed out one major problem with that.

“Trump’s star isn’t in West Hollywood where they voted, it’s in Hollywood, and one has absolutely nothing to do with the other,” Kimmel said. “West Hollywood and Hollywood are like Virginia and West Virginia, they’re unrelated, which means there’s no reason for the West Hollywood city council to be voting on this.”

Kimmel compared this to a neighbor voting that another had to paint their house. It just doesn’t make sense. In fact, Kimmel had several reasons why the West Hollywood vote was a complete waste of time.

“They didn’t install his star. They didn’t pay for his star, and when the star gets damaged, it doesn’t cost them anything. This is none of their business,” Kimmel said.

The council’s reason for wanting the star removed is Trump’s “disturbing treatment of women and other actions that do not meet the shared values of the City of West Hollywood, the region, state, and country.”

But it’s not up to them. It’s up to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, who in 2015 refused to remove the star of Bill Cosby, who has since been convicted of sexual assault.

Kimmel even had a couple of reasons why Trump’s star belongs right where it is. According to Kimmel, the sidewalk is filthy, disease-ridden, and urine soaked. Another reason the star belongs where it is: Kevin Spacey, who has been accused of multiple instances of sexual misconduct, has a star right next to Trump’s.

Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on ABC. Watch clips and full episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live for free on Yahoo View.

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