TURNS OUT, OBAMA DOES CARE
GREAT COMEDIANS. GREAT STORIES. TOLD DIFFERENT.
"Last month, President Trump proposed a $6 billion cut in funding to the National Institute[s] of Health," Jimmy Kimmel commented towards the end of his heartfelt speech on Monday night. "And thank God our congressmen made a deal last night not to go along with that. They actually increased funding by $2 billion, and I applaud them for doing that."
The popular late night talk show host and his wife, Molly recently had a baby. A baby boy named, William. But after the baby was delivered a nurse noticed a life threatening heart murmur and just like that, baby William was rushed over to Children's Hospital for open heart surgery.
"I have a story to tell about something that happened to our family last week." Is how Jimmy began his monologue on Monday night.
Jimmy continued to recount the event, not leaving out any details, nurse's names or emotions. "Basically the pulmonary valve was completely blocked, and he had a hole in the wall between the left and right sides of his heart."
After a highly emotional, 13-minute recount of the night's events, Jimmy told the audience (and the world) "The Doctor opened the valve, and the operation was a success." Although, William will need to have another heart surgery in three to six months, he is safe, sound and healthy for now.
A tearful Jimmy Kimmel then went on to thank a long list of people, including Doctors, nurses, hospital staff, family members and close friends for their support and love through what he said was, "The longest three hours of my life."
Kimmel's heartfelt retelling then took a hard turn, and he went from giving thanks to friends and family to getting political.
"If your baby is going to die and it doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make." Kimmel said, praising all the good that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has done.
He then ended his extremely vulnerable story with a very powerful message addressed not only to we the people, but also to congress.
"Whatever your party, whatever you believe, whoever you support, we need to make sure that the people who are supposed to represent us, people who are meeting about this right now in Washington, understand that very clearly."