Jimmy Kimmel continues to fight against GOP heath plan

Carla Harmon
September 23, 2017

During Jimmy Kimmel Live's opening monologue, Kimmel broke down the reactions his piece from earlier this week received, focusing on one critic in particular - Fox News host Brian Kilmeade. Kimmel mocked Cassidy's claim and called his proposal "the worst health care bill yet".

Kilmeade said he had also met Kimmel at an "American Idol" finale taping, during which Kimmel had given Kilmeade an interview. "I'm politicizing my son's health problems because I have to", he said Tuesday.

Jimmy Kimmel on Friday praised Sen.


As a reminder, Kimmel caused a national media firestorm in May with his emotional monologue about his newborn son's health condition that moved many - including me - to tears.

"There's no way President Trump read this bill that he says is 'great.' He just wants to get rid of it because Obama's name is on it", Kimmel observed. Bill Cassidy's recent introduction of a healthcare bill in Congress, co-sponsored with Sen.

"Last night, Jimmy Kimmel personally attacked me", Kilmeade said Thursday on Fox News. As Cassidy explained, he would only support a healthcare bill if it passes the test of "will the child born with congenital heart disease be able to get everything she or he would need in that first year of life?" adding, "I want it to pass the Jimmy Kimmel test". That will be my blurb for your next book: "'Brian Kilmeade is a phony little creep'". "I hope your son gets all the care he needs", Kilmeade said, exactly missing Kimmel's point that his son will get all the medical help he needs because his father is rich and famous and it's all those other parents and children he's anxious about. Kilmeade in turn defended the GOP bill by dismissing Kimmel as part of the "Hollywood elite" and accused him of trying to push his politics on the rest of the country.


During the 2016 presidential election, repealing Obamacare became a prerequisite for running as a Republican, which Donald Trump promised to get done if he was elected. "The Democrats should just rename it 'Ivankacare.' Guaranteed he gets on board".

Kilmeade said Kimmel is doing a "great job" spurring dialogue on the issue of healthcare. Kilmeade revealed he had actually wanted to give Kimmel the opportunity to be in his book, "It's How You Play the Game", which was about people involved in sports and the lessons they'd taken away from their experiences.

"As a person who wrote many thousands of jokes for late-night television, they've taken it to a whole other level", he said.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, despite his own doubts about the Republican bill, balked in an MSNBC appearance at being compared to Kimmel.

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