Jimmy Kimmel has recently shared with us a touching video of his son in order to make a point about pre-existing health conditions and why this election is so important for other people with them.
Jimmy Kimmel has recently spoken out about his political stance.And it's mainly because of an issue very close to his heart.
On Thursday, he paused his show to play a heartbreaking video about his son.And it's safe to say it definitely had an impact on his viewers and those who might not have been aware of the Republican stance on pre-existing health issues.
But of course, it was also deemed a "controversial post" by others.And it just added to the ongoing rollercoaster ride on the way to November 3rd.
But it has already been a wild 4 years...
via: GettySince winning his place in the White House back in 2017, President Trump has consistently been embroiled in controversy and scandal.
It's been a strange couple of years...
via: GettyNo one could quite believe what they were hearing when the notorious business tycoon announced his plans to run for President during the 2016 presidential campaigns.
But, remarkable, it wasn't a publicity stunt.
via: GettyDonald Trump was being deadly serious about his bid for his place in the White House, and kicked off his campaign with an array of promises, such as building a wall along the border of Mexico, allowing all American's to the right to bear arms, and generally to "make America great again."
And when it came round to election day...The world awoke on November 9th to see that America officially had its new leader - President Donald Trump.
It's been an eventful few years, to say the least.
via: GettyIt's certainly been up and down - Trump has sparked his fair share of outrage, imposing a temporary travel ban on Muslims entering and leaving the U.S. and banning transgender people from the military, just for example. But he also passed a bill that makes animal cruelty a federal crime, and unemployment in the country was at an all-time low at just 3.6 percent.
The president is no stranger to criticism and controversy...
via: GettyMuch of his behavior while acting as president has been questioned over the past couple of years, with many calling for him to be impeached, and even removed from office entirely.
And, earlier this year...Many prayers were answered when the president was actually impeached.
Trump was charged with 2 offenses.
via: GettyThe first was for abuse of power, and the second was an accusation of blocking his aides from testifying and failing to co-operate with the House impeachment investigation.
But despite his impeachment...
via: GettyTrump continues to hold an awful lot of power and his fan base is still going strong... Which isn't necessarily a good thing considering the majority of Trump supporters hold far-right and very conservative ideologies.
But, despite his overwhelmingly loyal fan base...
via: GettyTimes are now harder than ever for the president. Since the coronavirus pandemic took over the world back in March, there's no denying that Trump has handled it awfully.
Our country is now the worst affected in the world...
via: GettyAnd Trump seems to remain completely oblivious to how catastrophic the coronavirus has been for millions of people, even after getting the disease himself.
Regardless of the risks the virus possesses, the president continues to hold rallies up and down the country.With November 3rd only a few days away, it seems as though Trump is vamping up his campaign by holding multiple rallies nationwide where thousands of people gather together, most maskless, in order to listen to their hero talk about why he should win a second term in office.
Of course, he is extremely proud of his policies.But not everyone feels the same way.
And recently, Jimmy Kimmel became extremely vocal about his stance on Republican ideals.On Thursday night's episode of his late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he decided to pause his funny segments and trade one of them out to send a serious message.
And it involved a touching video dedicated to his son.
During the segment, he criticized the Republican Party's stance on healthcare.
He said this:"The vast majority of this country agrees that health insurance should cover Americans with pre-existing conditions," says Kimmel in the clip above. "But the Republican party — and that includes the president and members of Congress — the only plan they have is to do away with protections for pre-existing conditions."
He continued:"My wife Molly made a video that deals with our experience with pre-existing conditions, and we'd like you to watch this and pass it around to anyone who may have forgotten what this election is really about."
And then he added this: "Families go broke trying to keep their loved ones alive.""People die because they cannot afford to live."
Currently, they are protected by the Affordable Care Act, but Donald Trump plans to take that clause out...Leaving millions of people suffering from medical conditions vulnerable.
While a lot of people really sympathized with Kimmel...
@nowthisnews @genevadream21 As a non-American with universal health care...WTF? This should be a deal-breaker for *… https://t.co/BSsUrAj0Yl— Rose #COVIDisAirborne (@Rose #COVIDisAirborne)1603507332.0
@nowthisnews This is so moving I had no idea the Kimmels went through all this— Empathy Wins (@Empathy Wins)1603510426.0
@nowthisnews @BradleyWhitford My 6 week old nephew had open heart surgery 4 weeks ago. Healthcare is a HUGE reason for my vote!— Shandra Mueller (@Shandra Mueller)1603512568.0
@nowthisnews Everyone in America has someone they love who has a pre-existing medical condition. If we want to keep… https://t.co/6SO4crV6AS— Suzanne (@Suzanne)1603506853.0
@nowthisnews Thanks Jimmy for sharing a real moment in such a dark time. My prayers are with both you and your ador… https://t.co/K3E81UbO9r— Gregg (@Gregg)1603530329.0
@nowthisnews This is beautiful and 💔— Liz B (@Liz B)1603555376.0
@nowthisnews Thank you for this, @jimmykimmel. Love to you and yours.— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1603512536.0
@nowthisnews Important, powerful, moving message. Also sums up why I'm a Liberal Democrat. Kimmel family can affor… https://t.co/RdqXQbsU9a— CaroLaC 🌊 #Resist #BLM #BidenHarris #FBR (@CaroLaC 🌊 #Resist #BLM #BidenHarris #FBR)1603558886.0
@nowthisnews Beautiful boy. We can’t go back. We won’t go back. We must stand for the innocent and vote for those w… https://t.co/048mBtJGtF— Hari B (@Hari B)1603514836.0
@nowthisnews It is so very hard to understand why people would vote against the ACA/Obamacare, it is exactly what i… https://t.co/4vAK1sj7gP— frank (@frank)1603510209.0
However, some weren't so pleasant...
@nowthisnews Using your kid for politics. Great parenting. NOT! Disgusting.— Jesus Is Coming Soon (@Jesus Is Coming Soon)1603539002.0
@nowthisnews 100 million Americans have pre-existing condition and we saw the one with the millionare white guy.— ImNoOne_Kun (@ImNoOne_Kun)1603508820.0
@JDavids413 @nowthisnews That’s his point...you missed the whole damn point! His point is how blessed he is...but w… https://t.co/60IqHQzGIH— SJK (@SJK)1603606015.0