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WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Isn't Buying Chris Christie's 'Image Rehabilitation Tour'

  • Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has spent the week positioning himself as a Republican hero while doing press for his new book, "Republican Rescue," but late-night host Jimmy Kimmel isn't buying his apology tour.

    In his Tuesday night monologue, Kimmel described Christie's trips to CNN, MSNBC, and even The View as a 'Yeah, I knew Trump told lies, but all politicians tell lies, and even though Trump told a thousand times more than all of them combined, the fact that I buddied up to him is OK, because lies are as American as apple pies' image rehabilitation tour."

    Kimmel then played a clip from Christie's lengthy interview with CNN's Dana Bash, during which he said that he received tons of "books about weight" during his time as governor. "I'm sure all the governors get those," said Kimmel with a laugh. "What a thoughtful gift."

    While the interview moved on from the topic of Christie's weight, "the commercial that follows the interview does not," explained Kimmel, as CNN proceeded to air an ad for Golden Corral holiday hams and carved turkey. "I don't know about the corral, but that was golden, for sure," said the late-night show. "Sometimes things just work out, you know?"

    Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 PM ET on ABC.

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Jimmy Kimmel, ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Chris Christie