During his latest show, TV host Jimmy Kimmel felt the need to address the recent tragedy in Florida, urging the president to do something to finally prevent all of these school shootings. Kimmel even got emotional as he addressed Trump directly.
In the opening of the episode, the man honored the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
The talk show host called it a ‘very sad day in America,’ before showing footage of Donald Trump’s speech that morning.
‘No parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters when they kiss them goodbye in the morning,’ Trump said.
And of course, Kimmel agreed before he went on to tell the current president what he should do ‘to fix that.’
‘Tell your buddies in Congress — tell Paul Ryan, and Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio, all of the family men who care so much about their communities —what we need are laws. Real laws that do everything that is possible to keep assault rifles out of the hands of people who are going to shoot all of our kids.’
As he spoke, Kimmel’s voice cracked, showing how emotional he was getting.
19-year-old Nikolas Cruz gunned down his former teachers and classmates at a Florida, high school on February 14.
He used an AR-15 assault rifle to open fire and made no less than 17 victims and injured many more.
Jimmy made it very clear that he wants the Trump administration to do something to prevent such tragedies.
Of course, it makes no sense that in America it is legal for a teen to purchase a gun but not drink beer.
He slammed Trump for avoiding to talk about gun control and instead, tweeting that it was just a ‘mental health issue.’
‘Your party voted to repeal the mandates on coverage for mental health. So I agree, it is a mental illness issue because if you do not think we need to do something about it, you’re obviously mentally ill. Whatever you do, do something because I, for one, am very, very, very tired of this.’
‘Tell the Congressmen and lobbyists, who infest the swamp you said you were going to drain, force these supposedly Christian men and women who stuff their pockets with money from the NRA year after year to do something. Now. Not later. Now,’ Kimmel said.