‘I’m Just a Lie’: Kimmel Gives Trump Admin the ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ Treatment

It seems like lifetimes ago that Kellyanne Conway coined the term “alternative facts.” Since then, Donald Trump‘s administration has shown an adeptness for contradicting itself and pushing out misinformation.

Jimmy Kimmel took notice of that and during his show last night, he found a way to explain it all to kids (and adults, many of whom are also confused and shocked right now).

Using the good old model of “Schoolhouse Rock,” Kimmel premiered “I’m Just a Lie.” The animated short features a lie that “popped out of the president’s brain.”

“And the very idea of me is completely insane,” the little lie rhymes sadly.

The lie goes on to point out that as people try to debunk it, they only repeat and spread it. Bleak stuff for a cartoon, right? It actually gets even bleaker as the lie reveals that its goal isn’t to make everyone believe it so much as it is to make just enough people believe it that a debate can start.

Anyway, watch above for, among other things, a bluesy song, shout-outs to Conway and Sean Spicer, and a little cartoon cameo from CNN’s Brian Stelter.

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