Late night talk show host — and outspoken proponent of universal health care — Jimmy Kimmel, recently made some explosive comments aimed at “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade, threatening to “pound” him the next time he sees him.
So much for tolerance, eh?
The tiff started after Kilmeade criticized Kimmel, and other celebrities, for supporting universal health care, and the obvious drain it would be on our society and resources.
Kimmel’s passion for the topic stems from the fact his son was born with health problems that required expensive heart surgery, and during his experience, he found other parents with kids going through this situation who don’t have the money to get the treatment.
Wouldn’t it have made more sense for him to start a charity aimed at raising funds to help these people directly pay for the treatment themselves without the government, allowing them to circumvent red tape? He could kick things off and pour his own money into it.
Oh, therein likely lies the problem with that solution.
The Daily Caller is reporting:
On Fox News early Wednesday, Kilmeade criticized Kimmel for constantly talking about health care despite running a comedy show. Kimmel got revenge by using his show Wednesday to accuse Kilmeade of being two-faced and a “phony little creep.”
“He follows me on Twitter, he asked me to write a blurb for his book, he calls my agent looking for projects,” Kimmel said of Kilmeade. “He’s dying to be a member of the Hollywood elite. The only reason he’s not a member of the Hollywood elite is nobody will hire him!”
“I don’t get anything out of [talking about health care], Brian, you phony little creep,” Kimmel raged. “Oh, I’ll pound you when I see you.”
It seems Kimmel, like most celebrities who lean hard left, stretched some of the facts concerning this situation. The book blurb he is talking about isn’t a political piece like he sort of makes it sound here. No, it was a book about sports written almost 14 years ago, back when Kimmel worked for Fox Sports.
Check out how Kilmeade responded to these shenanigans:
Via the Daily Wire:
Kilmeade also thanked the late-night host for his solid work as a comedian as well his passion for the health care debate. He suggested that Kimmel engage in more debate with actual Republicans on the issue.
“I hope your son gets better. I hope your son gets all the care he needs,” Kilmeade said. “I’m glad you’re interested, you’re doing a great job bringing the dialogue out. But you should do what we’re doing. Talk to the people that wrote it.”
“Continue to do a great job,” Kilmeade concluded. “Best luck with your son.”
We all wish Kimmel’s son a speedy recovery and good health for all of his life. Conservative principles also support helping families in need with this problem. However, we see the ultimate solution as the free market, not the government…who ruins everything they touch.
It’s also not sustainable to have universal health care, which would be a heavy burden for those of us who live paycheck to paycheck.
Maybe next time Kimmel will use his inside voice and just talk out his issues with others like an adult? It’s more productive.