Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel unloaded on President Trump and leading Republicans over the looming government shutdown on Thursday night, slamming the GOP for using “children’s healthcare” as a “bargaining tool.”
“We’re on the brink of a government shutdown right now, and Congress is trying to hammer out some kind of agreement to keep the country open,” said the left-wing comic. “Republicans have been trying all week to blame Democrats for a possible shutdown… even though Republicans are in control of the House, the Senate, and the White House.”
“The Republicans have done something that I think is bad: They’ve lumped CHIP into their spending bill. CHIP is the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which covers about 9 million low income kids and has yet to be reauthorized. It’s been 100 days since it expired. It’s very scary for parents. The funding for CHIP should have never been allowed to run out in the first place,” he added.
“I think Donald Trump actually wants a government shutdown,” Kimmel told the audience. “I think he think it would be like a snow day for him to take off.”
Watch the late-night comedian’s lecture above.