Jimmy Kimmel Calls Border Crisis ‘Fake’ and Proposed Wall ‘Dumb’
Shocker: late-night comedian slams President Donald Trump's Tuesday night address to the American people
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel used part of his Tuesday night show to convince viewers that a border crisis is a completely made-up thing from President Donald Trump.
Kimmel’s rhetoric on border security followed a national address by the president to the nation.
Liberal celebrities were trashing his speech hours before it even aired, while some conservative celebrities dared to defend the talk and a proposed border wall.
“All the major networks covered his speech live, and for good reason,” said Jimmy Kimmel. “It was historic. Rarely does a president of the United States interrupt prime-time television to warn us about a completely made-up thing.”
The late-night host “joked” that Trump’s talk should have carried with it the disclaimer: “The following presidential address is a work of fiction. All personalities, incidents, events, locations and facts were pulled directly from the president’s a**.”
The late-night comedian continued, “So with that as a caveat, the president spoke. He did not mention the caravan that was coming to get us three months ago. I don’t know what happened to that, but I guess it disappeared when the election was done, but he does want us to believe there is a crisis at the border beside the one he created. He desperately wants us to be worried about the border.”
Kimmel then tried to give Trump some words of wisdom, as he said the president has made a “big mistake” pursuing a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
“If you are Donald Trump — God forbid — and you make a dumb promise during your campaign like 200 different times to build a wall, and your plan to fulfill that promise you didn’t know you were going to have to fulfill is to get people panicked enough to waste $5 billion dollars on it, going on TV and telling us there are ‘bad hombres’ sneaking over the border — that’s not going to do it,” said Kimmel.
Kimmel continued by calling the border security crisis “fake.”
“If you really want to come up with a fake border crisis, make it a scary border crisis. Go on TV and don’t say there are illegal immigrants. Say there is an army of chupacabras crawling in through Tijuana. Tell everyone they’ve got red eyes, they’ve got sharp claws, if we don’t stop ‘em they’re going to eat our children and our Instagram.”
Kimmel also managed to get in some surprising licks at Democrats in his monologue.
The comedian poked of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for their wooden and awkward response to Trump’s address.
“These two. I don’t know how many years Ryan [Seacrest] and Kelly [Ripa] have left on their contract, but if Nancy and Chuck ever decide to team up … someone needs to get Gelman on the phone. Because they are terrific!” Kimmel said, in a reference to the executive producer of the popular morning show, “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”
“That’s either a hall or the White House morgue, I’m not sure,” added Kimmel.
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