ABC's Jimmy Kimmel is once again using his show as a political platform, encouraging his audience to vote out of office Republicans donate money to EveryTown.org, a gun control group seeking to "end gun violence in America."
The host aimed his most pointed criticism at President Trump, saying, "You're obviously mentally ill."
"You’ve literally done nothing," on guns, Kimmel complained. "Actually, you’ve done worse than nothing. You like to say this is a mental health issue. One of your very first acts as president, Mr. Trump, was to roll back the regulations that were designed to keep firearms out of the hands of mentally ill. You did that. Your party voted to repeal the mandates on coverage for mental health. So I agree, this is a mental illness issue, because if you don’t think we need to do something about it, you’re obviously mentally ill."
Kimmel also blasted Republicans more generally, calling them "allegedly Christian."
"Tell these congressmen and lobbyists who infest that swamp you said you were going to drain, force these allegedly Christian men and women who stuff their pockets with money from the NRA year after year after year to do something," Kimmel said. "Now, not later. Now. And don’t you dare let anyone say it’s too soon to be talking about it, because you said it after Vegas, you said it after Sandy Hook, you say that after every one of these eight now fatal school shootings we had in this country this year. Children are being murdered."
Kimmel said he's not going to allow grieving politicians to focus on prayer.
"Eight out of 10 Americans agree that a teenager shouldn’t have an AR-15," he said. "So why does a teenager legally have an AR-15? Somewhere along the line, these guys forgot they work for us, not the NRA. Us. And this time we’re not going to allow you to bow your head in prayer for two weeks."