fter his incredibly moving opening monologue last night about his newborn son's open heart surgery and his support for the Affordable Care Act, late night host Jimmy Kimmel got a tweet from former President Barack Obama, the man who helped make it happen.
In case you missed it, Kimmel’s monologue took a serious turn when talking about the birth of his new son.
Jimmy and his wife Molly welcomed their second child together, William “Billy” Kimmel, ten days ago, but it quickly became evident that something wasn’t right with the little guy.
It turns out that he had a rare heart disease, and at three days old, Billy had successful open heart surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Kimmel said his son would likely need two more surgeries over the course of his life for the condition, but that he would be OK.
After thanking the care team, Kimmel took the time to slam Trump’s health care agenda.
“If your baby is going to die, and it doesn’t have to, it should not matter how much money you make,” Kimmel said, while holding back more tears. “I saw a lot of families there. And no parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. It just shouldn’t happen. Not here.”
Obama, seeing Kimmel's impassioned speech, responded in a tweet Tuesday afternoon.
Regardless of your politics, I think we can all agree with Kimmel that we have to take care of each other.
Hopefully that message is heard.