Jimmy Kimmel addresses Donald Trump in passionate and emotional speech following tragic Florida shooting
Jimmy Kimmel has called on Donald Trump to “do something” about gun laws in America following the horrific school shooting that took place on Wednesday.
During the opening monologue of his late night show, Kimmel addressed the devastating events that left 17 people killed and dozens more in hospital this week.
“This is another very sad day in America,” the host said. “Another senseless shooting. This time at a high school in Parkland, Florida.
“A gunman opened fire and 17 lives were lost, more than a dozen have been hospitalised. The President, as he should, has weighed in from the White House.”
Kimmel proceeded to show a video clip of President Trump speaking about the shooting, perpetrated by a teenager and former student of the school who used an AR-15 rifle.
In the clip, Trump said no child or teacher should ever be in danger while at school, adding: ”No parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters when they kiss them goodbye in the morning”.
Kimmel said: “I agree with both of those statements. So here’s what you do to fix that. Tell your buddies in Congress, tell Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, all the family men who care so much about their communities, that what we need are laws, real laws, that do everything possible to keep assault rifles out of the hands of people who are going to shoot our kids. Go on TV and tell them to do that.”
Becoming tearful, the host continued: “Children are being murdered. Do something. We still haven’t talked about it. You still haven’t done anything about this. Nothing. You’ve literally done nothing.”