Jimmy Kimmel reacted to President Donald Trump claiming things would be normal by Easter and other questionable comments from politicians.
It has only been two weeks but for some, the amount of time the country has been on hold is long enough. President Donald Trump and other politicians are eager to get things up and running as soon as possible. But not so fast, warned Jimmy Kimmel.
Quarantine and isolation efforts to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus have been in effect around the world. It has put a strain on economies but is considered an inevitable consequence of keeping people safe and healthy.
President Trump is among those who want to “reopen” the U.S. sooner rather than later. His timeline contradicts the advice of public health experts but then again, President Trump has always gone with his own instincts over external advice.
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick was another leader who seemed to favor economics over public health. Jimmy Kimmel covered Patrick’s comments, President Trump’s press conference and much more in another home edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night.
Fans of Jimmy Kimmel Live! know that the show has a long history of putting the spotlight on dumb people. Or maybe more accurately, people having dumb moments. But every now and then, someone does the work for Kimmel. And this time it is Dan Patrick who gets labeled an “idiot” by the late night comedian.
Kimmel connects Patrick’s comments to those of President Trump from his town hall-style meeting on Wednesday. Again, Kimmel has never been shy about calling the president dumb. He gets another chance to do that while reacting to President Trump seemingly defying the experts on COVID-19.
The comments from President Trump don’t appear to surprise Kimmel as much as the president’s approval rating did. According to a CBS News poll, 53% of Americans approve President Trump’s handling of the novel coronavirus crisis.
Kimmel isn’t quite sure who these people are who support the White House. The comedian is instead focused on calling out “nonsense” and both the absurd and dangerous statements coming from leaders around the country. The message is to leave the nonsense to Jimmy Kimmel Live! and keep it out of live press conferences.
It sounds unlikely that the country will be able to meet President Donald Trump’s Easter goal. If that is the case then Jimmy Kimmel will still be delivering monologues and nonsense from his home to help keep everyone sane. For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.