Jimmy Kimmel Attacks Donald Trump In Astonishing Rant

Celebs February 16, 2018 By Hugo

Jimmy Kimmel has attacked Donald Trump's response to the Florida high school massacre that left 17 dead by exclaiming that the president has done 'worse than nothing'.

Speaking on Wednesday's edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host made an impassioned plea to the much-maligned president to tackle the 'allegedly Christian men and women who stuff their pockets with money from the NRA'.

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Showing various clips from Trump's speech, Kimmel initially agreed with Trump's comments that no child or teacher should ever be in danger in school but explained to his viewers that there is definitely a way to combat gun control. 

"Tell your buddies in Congress, tell Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio - all the family men who care so much about their communities - that what 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 riled in a lively start to his show.

He added: "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've had in this country this year."

"Children are being murdered," he then said, in a tone of disbelief. "You still haven't done anything about it, you've literally done nothing. Actually, you've done worse than nothing.

"You like to say this is a mental health issue, but one of your very first acts as president, Mr Trump, was to actually roll back the regulations that were designed to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill. You did that."

Kimmel then suggested that the president might have a mental health issue if he still can't see that that the illegal use of firearms is an endemic, deadly problem. "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."

The 50-year-old concluded by attacking the National Rifle Association's close relationship to the Oval Office.

"Somewhere along the line, these guys forgot they work for us, not the NRA [National Rifle Association]."

What are your views on Mr. Kimmel's speech? Does he have a right to voice his political beliefs on such an influential platform? Or should he stick to interviewing celebrities?

Whatever your thoughts, we'd love to hear them in the comments below.

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