Video: Jimmy Kimmel Responds To Donald Trump Being A Sore Loser On Healthcare
This week Donald Trump has been insisting that the Graham-Cassidy bill had the votes it needed to pass, it's just that it was bogged down, you see, by procedural issues. Jimmy Kimmel took this on last night, declaring: "Trump is not one to admit defeat. He was full of both 'b' and 's' today at the White House. He even tried to claim they had the votes to beat Obamacare."
Trump blamed the pulled vote on "one man in the hospital," even though he couldn't name who he was referring to. "The Senator whose name Trump couldn’t remember is Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who moments after that comment tweeted: 'Thanks for the well-wishes. I’m not hospitalized, but am recuperating at home in Mississippi and look forward to returning to work soon,'" Kimmel explained.
"There was no Senator in the hospital," he continued. "And, even if he was, there were still at least three other Republicans who were against the bill. Which means Graham-Cassidy would not have passed whether he was in the hospital or not. So to recap, Mr. President: There was no Senator in the hospital, you didn't have the votes, the bill didn't pass, and you're bad at math, okay? Now go play golf for three years."
And in case you missed it, Kimmel thanked people for calling their representatives to defeat the Graham-Cassidy bill the night before, and expressed his relief that it failed and the work can begin on making a better healthcare system for everyone.