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Jimmy Kimmel calls on people to vote out Trump for ‘inflaming violence’

Jimmy Kimmel abandoned his usual jokey introduction on Friday night and instead gave a somber speech about George Floyd’s death and the protests taking place across the country.

The TV host got real with viewers of Jimmy Kimmel Live! as he addressed ‘disgusting excuse for a President’ Trump’s response to the increasingly volatile situation and called on people to vote him out, whether ‘Right, left, Republican, Democrat,’.

Kimmel gave a break down of events since Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by a policeman in Minneapolis on Monday, sparking violent protests across the country. 

Enough is enough: Jimmy Kimmel gave a somber speech about George Floyd’s death and the protests taking place across the country, as he asked people to vote out Trump

‘Unfortunately, this is the loop we get stuck in: It goes from “it isn’t right to kill an unarmed man” to “it also isn’t right to loot and set fires and attack the police, too,’”‘ he said. 

‘Last night there were senseless acts of violence that were brought on by a senseless act of violence. And it just keeps going in a loop.

‘So last night, the anger is getting more intense. The police are gone. Fire trucks can’t even get to the area to stop the flames. It’s a very bad situation.’ Kimmel said. 

‘And our disgusting excuse for a President, Mr. Tough Guy, Donnie Bone Spurs decides, “I know what I’ll do. I’ll make this worse.” At one o’clock in the morning, instead of trying to make peace, Donald Trump makes a threat. A violent threat,’ Kimmel said.

'Our disgusting excuse for a President, Mr. Tough Guy, Donnie Bone Spurs decides, "I know what I’ll do. I’ll make this worse"' Jimmy said accusing Trump of inflaming violence

‘Our disgusting excuse for a President, Mr. Tough Guy, Donnie Bone Spurs decides, “I know what I’ll do. I’ll make this worse”‘ Jimmy said accusing Trump of inflaming violence

'Our President is threatening to order the military to shoot Americans. Specifically black Americans,' Kimmel continued

‘Our President is threatening to order the military to shoot Americans. Specifically black Americans,’ Kimmel continued

Kimmel was referencing Trump’s tweet (which was flagged by Twitter for glorifying violence),’These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!’

Kimmel continued, ‘Our President is threatening to order the military to shoot Americans. Specifically black Americans,

‘And then of course today, as he often does when he says something idiotic, he tried to reel that in. He claimed he was saying he didn’t want that to happen. It was a warning, not a warning warning. But a warning. The sad thing about how much he lies is, he isn’t even good at it.’

Kimmel went on to explain that he wasn’t blaming Trump for what black people have been dealing with for years.

‘And I don’t want to make this about Donald Trump. Because this sense of hopelessness and frustration that black people in this country have been experiencing has been brewing for a long time. 

‘And not just under Republican presidents. Or even white presidents. This is not on the government. It’s on us.’ he continued.

'I don’t want to make this about Donald Trump. Because this sense of hopelessness and frustration that black people in this country have been experiencing has been brewing for a long time.' Kimmel acknowledged the problem among the people not the government

‘I don’t want to make this about Donald Trump. Because this sense of hopelessness and frustration that black people in this country have been experiencing has been brewing for a long time.’ Kimmel acknowledged the problem among the people not the government

The 52-year-old comedian then asked the audience, 'Is this who you want leading us? A President who clearly and intentionally inflames violence in the middle of a riot? To show how tough he is?'

The 52-year-old comedian then asked the audience, ‘Is this who you want leading us? A President who clearly and intentionally inflames violence in the middle of a riot? To show how tough he is?’

Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by a policeman in Minneapolis on Monday, Sparking violent protests across the country

Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by a policeman in Minneapolis on Monday, Sparking violent protests across the country

The 52-year-old comedian then asked the audience, ‘Is this who you want leading us? A President who clearly and intentionally inflames violence in the middle of a riot? To show how tough he is?’

‘A commander-in-chief who threatens to put members of our military, our national guardsmen and women, in the position of having to shoot a fellow American on sight? I don’t care what you are. Right, left, Republican, Democrat. I can’t imagine that there are many of us who want that.

‘Enough is enough. We gotta vote this guy out already. And we need to work on this problem we have. This blatant double standard. Because when you stand in front of the flag, you put your hand on your heart and pledge allegiance ‘with liberty and justice for all.’ We don’t have that for all. I mean I have it. A lot of you have it. But it’s not for all.’

'Enough is enough. We gotta vote this guy out already. And we need to work on this problem we have. This blatant double standard.' Kimmel said

‘Enough is enough. We gotta vote this guy out already. And we need to work on this problem we have. This blatant double standard.’ Kimmel said

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