There used to be a time when late night hosts earned their keep by making light of things and keeping people’s minds on the lighthearted and funny in the world. Apparently, that’s gone by the wayside though, and those who keep us company in the late night hours are drawing a check for making fun of our national leaders.
This trend has gotten worse as ratings seem to be responding positively to the President bashing that has become common among just about everyone on TV. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is no exception to that rule. His brand of attempted humor mixed with political commentary might be funny if you’re not at all interested in the facts and you just want to feel like the side you want to be on has the moral high ground.
We hate to even corrupt your mind with this ranting, but staying informed is what it’s all about, so here you go.
As it turns out, the possibility of nuclear war was not the worst crisis that Donald Trump faced in the last week. The embattled President of the United States was blasted for defending neo-Nazis, lashing out at the “alt-left,” and doubling down on his statements that “both sides” were to blame for the chaos in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend that ended with one woman dead and 19 others injured when a man drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors. Jimmy Kimmel used his monologue on the Tuesday night edition of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live to address Trump’s outrageous press conference.
“I wouldn’t be lying if I said I would feel more comfortable if Cersei Lannister was running this country,” said Kimmel, noting, “ I don’t know who decided it would be a good idea to send him out there to talk to reporters today, but whoever did obviously misread his state of mind and the mood in this country right now. I think I can say this with reasonable certainty, the president is completely unhinged. The wheels are off the wagon and hurtling through space.”
It’s it so great how he called the white supremacist “Trump’s people” when they’re clearly just supporting him because of the color of his skin. Just like many black people did for Obama. Because he’s in the public eye it means that he can control who decides they like him. That’s not the point here, I just wanted to make sure we didn’t let that go by us without comment.
Kimmel thinks he knows what’s going on in the conservative brain, and I do thank him for not lashing out and calling us idiots the way many liberals do. However, he is omitting one enormous factor; no matter what the President does, even if we think he messes up, he’s still not a Clinton. I’ve talked to many conservatives where I brought up controversial things that President Trump has done, and without exception, if their opinion differs from the President, every single time they fall back on “but hey, he’s not Hillary, so that’s good.
Deep down inside, I know that we didn’t pick Hillary, and that’s enough for me.