During the opening monologue for the airing of Thursday’sJimmy Kimmel Live, host Jimmy Kimmel urged his viewers to vote out pro-Second Amendment House members and called President Donald Trump “obviously mentally ill.”
Kimmel’s comments came toward the end of a teary-eyed monologue in which he demanded more gun “laws, real laws,” but could not describe how such a law would work to prevent the kind of deadly shooting that occurred this week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
It followed a tirade in which he tried to shame House Republicans into supporting gun control by describing them as “allegedly Christian men and women who stuff their pockets with money from the NRA” and in which he tried to shame the executive branch by suggesting that President Trump is “mentally ill” if he will not restrict everyone’s gun rights over the criminal act of Nikolas Cruz.
“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,” Kimmel 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.”