Jimmy Kimmel plans on putting federal employees to work

10 January, 2019, 11:44 | Author: Norman Carr
  • Kimmel 'Hires' Federal Employees to Work on Show During Shutdown

"Just because you say it's a crisis doesn't necessarily make it one", ABC White House correspondent Cecilia Vega said following the president's address.

Earlier Tuesday, CNN's Jim Acosta had confronted Trump aide Kellyanne Conway outside of the White House, asking if she could promise whether Trump would tell the truth.

In their response to President Trump's address on border security, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said it is time for him to "stop manufacturing crises and reopen the government".

"Tonight, and every night until the shutdown is over, we're gonna put a federal employee to work here at the show", Kimmel said.

Of course, the content of Trump's address-a clear, immigrationist restrictionist message-remained deeply divisive on an increasingly crucible issue in American life.

"I think [Democrats] still haven't figured out Donald Trump", he said, and "still think there's some political hay to be made" over the partial government shutdown that was triggered by a stalemate over funding for a border wall. "A fine speech that vastly exceeded the ridiculously low expectations created by the media", said Rich Lowry, editor of conservative mainstay National Review , which has been oft-critical of the president.


Fox News Channel with 8.044 million viewers and CBS with 8.043 million were in a virtual dead heat as the top destination.

On Monday evening CBS said yes, it would air the address, and NBC and ABC followed within minutes. The symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty, not a 30-foot wall. "There is bipartisan legislation-supported by Democrats and Republicans-to reopen government while allowing debate over border security to continue".

Journalists, public figures, and more have taken to Twitter to call for real-time fact checking, as well as other precautions.

In the past, Trump's talks to the nation have been carefully scrutinized for false information. According to Nielsen, 1,870,000 viewers in the key demo tuned into Fox News.

Fox News posted a massive rating for Tuesday night's Presidential address. That sets a precedent that may be tough for them to back away from in future events, he said. American democracy doesn't work that way.

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