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Jimmy Kimmel Went After Donald Trump During His Opening Monologue. Here’s What He Said.

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

Jimmy Kimmel went after Donald Trump during his opening monologue at the Emmy Awards Sunday night.

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

As he opened up the show, the 48-year-old comedian said that television has done a lot for the Republican nominee’s popularity.

“If it wasn’t for television, would Donald Trump be running for president?” Kimmel asked the audience. “No. He would be at home right now, quietly rubbing up against his wife, Malaria, while she pretends to be asleep.” (RELATED: Jimmy Kimmel: Donald Trump Is ‘Everything You Could Want In A Talk Show Guest’)

“Television can tear us apart.”

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Then Kimmel blamed the producer of “Celebrity Apprentice” for Trump.

“Many have asked who is to blame for Donald Trump. And I’ll tell you who … Mark Burnett, the man who brought us ‘Celebrity Apprentice,'” he added. “Thanks to him, we don’t have to watch reality shows anymore because we’re living in one.”

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“Thank you, Mark. Thank you for coming all the way from England to tear us apart,” Kimmel continued. “You sneaky little crumpet muncher, you.”

“He’s responsible. I’m going on the record right now: If Donald Trump gets elected and he builds that wall, the first person we’re throwing over it is Mark Burnett.” (RELATED: The Left Is Furious That Jimmy Fallon Didn’t Ask Trump Tougher Questions On ‘The Tonight Show’)