​Jimmy Kimmel Tells Donald Trump 'You've Done Worse Than Nothing'

Jimmy Kimmel has laid into Donald Trump, following his speech on the Florida high school massacre that left 17 dead earlier this week - saying that the president has done 'worse than nothing'.

Making the comments on Wednesday's edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host made an emotional plea to the US president, calling out the 'allegedly Christian men and women who stuff their pockets with money from the NRA'.

Intercut with clips from Trump's speech, Kimmel explained that he was in complete agreement with the points being raised - that, yes, no child or teacher should ever be in danger in school, and that no parent should fear for their sons or daughters.

However, he continued to say that there was a 'way to fix that' which Trump wasn't addressing.

Kimmel said: "Tell your buddies in Congress, tell Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and 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."

He continued: "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've had in this country this year."

"Children are being murdered," he added, welling up.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"You still haven't done anything about it, you've literally done nothing. Actually, you've done worse than nothing.

"You like to say this is a mental health issue, but one of your very first acts as president, Mr Trump, was to actually roll back the regulations that were designed to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill. You did that."

And in a particularly savage line, he said: "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."

Referring back to the footage from Trump's speech - in which he tells those affected by the shooting that he was there for them 'whatever we can do to ease your pain' - Kimmel told him simply to do 'something', explaining that eight of 10 Americans agree that a teenager shouldn't legally have an AR-15.

"Somewhere along the line, these guys forgot they work for us, not the NRA [National Rifle Association]."

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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