Teary-eyed Kimmel demanded more gun “laws, real laws” but failed to describe how such a law would prevent the kind of deadly shooting that took place this week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
In his monologue, he tried to shame House Republicans, describing them as “allegedly Christian men and women who stuff their pockets with money from the NRA”. He then tried to shame the executive branch by suggesting that President Trump is “mentally ill”, if he does not restrict everyone’s gun rights.
Kimmel later added, “Tell these congressmen and lobbyists who infest that swamp you said you were going to drain, force these allegedly Christian men and women who stuff their pockets with money from the NRA year after year after year to do something,”. He then said, “Now, not later. Now. And don’t you dare let anyone say it’s too soon to be talking about it, because you said it after Vegas, you said it after Sandy Hook, you say that after every one of these eight now fatal school shootings we had in this country this year. Children are being murdered.”
Kimmel pointed to the repeal of Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban, looked into the camera — as if speaking directly to President Trump — and said, “You did that. Your party voted to repeal the mandates on coverage for mental health.”
Actually, you’ve done worse than nothing. You like to say this is a mental health issue. One of your very first acts as president, Mr. Trump, was to roll back the regulations that were designed to keep firearms out of the hands of mentally ill. You did that,” Kimmel said. “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 think we need to do something about it, you’re obviously mentally ill.”
This is one of many times Kimmel has tried to manipulate the viewers by using his shame tactic to push his agenda.
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