Leftist late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel wasted no time coming after President Trump and the GOP after Wednesday’s Florida school shooting. Kimmel, on many occasions, has laid into Trump on his late night show, everything from Russian collision to Trump’s hair. Last night on Kimmel’s show he went after Trump again, this time with a direct threat to the president.
While Kimmel may think he’s high and mighty and can freely attack the president, he’s still not and never will be the Commander-in-Chief. Regardless if he likes Trump or not, there’s no changing that he’s Kimmel’s president too. After the verbal attack that the host issued to his late night liberal crowd, Trump responded with something better than the comedian’s rancid words.
Fox News reports:
Late night television host Jimmy Kimmel used his platform to call out President Trump and Republican lawmakers to “do something” about gun control in wake of Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida that killed at least 17 people.
Kimmel started his monologue by calling it “a sad day” in wake of the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. He showed clips of Trump’s speech agreeing with the president that children should feel safe in school and parents should feel at ease when sending their child to class.
Kimmel called on Trump to ask his “buddies in Congress” such as Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and “all the family men who care so much about their communities that we need are laws, real laws, that do everything possible to keep assault rifles out of the hands of people who are going to shoot our kids.”
“Go on TV and tell them to do that!” Kimmel exclaimed before the audience applauded.
“Tell these Congressmen – and lobbyists – who infest that swamp you said you were going to drain,” Kimmel said. “Force these allegedly-Christian men – and women – who stuff their pockets with money from the NRA year after year after year – to do something. Now. Not later. Now,” he said.
“You said it after Vegas, you said it after Sandy Hook, you say that every one of these eight fatal school shootings in this country this year. Children are being murdered,” Kimmel said before his voice cracked as he became emotional.
Kimmel then blasted Trump for not doing “anything, nothing, you’ve literally done nothing. Actually, you’ve done worse than nothing.”
On Thursday, Trump tweeted there were “so many signs” the Florida shooting suspect, Nikolas Cruz, was “mentally disturbed” and suggested more could have been done to report him to authorities.
Kimmel noted Trump “rolled back regulations that were designed to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill.”
“You did that. Your party voted to repeal the mandates on coverage for mental health. So, I agree, this is a mental illness issue because if you don’t agree we need to do something about it, you’re obviously mentally ill,” Kimmel said.
Kimmel ended his monologue stating “these guys forget they work for us, not the NRA. Us.”
Kimmel then urged his viewers to write their representatives, call them, “and if they don’t listen, vote them out of office.”
While it’s clear that we need to create new solutions to protect our children, Kimmel is just another semi-celebrity to take aim at the Trump administration and gain notoriety through his nemesis’ name. It’s ironic for how much these celebrities hate him, that they have turned their acts and platforms on him to financially benefit from him. Trump is wise to this tactic and as a response to Kimmel’s silly threat, he said nothing, which is the ultimate revenge he could get. Kimmel was probably hoping to get a rise out of the president and benefit off his massive platform in the process for addressing the host by name. He didn’t get that “honor” and doesn’t deserve it.
It’s time for all conservatives to boycott Kimmel and others who go after President Trump. We need to begin to take a stand and stop attending movies and watching shows where actors have come out against him. The NFL has had the worst ratings in decades, lets see what happens to the motion picture industry this year.