ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel took aim at Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoPutin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump previews SCOTUS nominee as 'totally brilliant' Pompeo accused of stumping for Trump ahead of election MORE and the State Department on Thursday over an Instagram post in which Pompeo branded the agency as the Trump administration's "Department of Swagger."


In his show's monologue Thursday night, Kimmel remarked that the Instagram post was an "odd" move for Pompeo, joking that the name sounded like it had been chosen by adolescent boys.

"Declaring his department, 'the Department of Swagger'... That's real!" Kimmel says. "Between the Space Force and the Department of Swagger, this Trump administration has really given us an exciting look into what the government could be if it were run by a wealthy 12-year-old."

Kimmel then queued up a mock introduction video for new State Department employees that declared the agency to be "lit, fam," while making a number of other jokingly-bad social media references.

"Working here is a bummer, said no one ever!" a male announcer says near the end of the video.

The reference to "swagger" in the State Department's Instagram post, which was originally posted earlier this week, appears to be a callback to Pompeo's inaugural speech to the agency in which he vowed to bring "swagger" back to the department.

"As I’ve said, and I’ll elaborate more, I want the State Department to get its swagger back," Pompeo said in May upon taking office.

"We need our men and women out at the front lines, executing American diplomacy with great vigor and energy, and to represent the finest nation in the history of civilization. We should be proud of that, and I’m counting on you all to help communicate in every corner of the world," he added at the time.

Kimmel has frequently mocked the Trump administration on his show, and last year offered an emotional rebuke of the Trump administration's and Republicans' efforts to chip away at Obamacare. 

The late-night host has claimed that his criticism of the president has hurt him commercially, but says he does not regret his remarks.