A night after late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel laid into Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and his health care proposal, saying Cassidy lied to his face when he said that the bill would pass the “Jimmy Kimmel test,” the comedian took aim at conservatives who spent the day criticizing his previous night’s impassioned monologue.
After addressing Cassidy saying that he didn’t “understand” the bill, pointing out that numerous medical organizations have come out against it, Kimmel then went after others who publicly called him out over his remarks. And he pulled no punches when it came to Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, who labeled Kimmel as part of the Hollywood elite while dismissing his opinion.
“The reason I found this comment to be particularly annoying is because this is a guy, Brian Kilmeade, who whenever I see him kisses my ass like a little boy meeting Batman,” the late-night host said. “Oh, he’s such a fan.”
And he wasn’t done. Not by a long shot.
“He follows me on Twitter. He asks me to write a blurb for his book, which I did. He calls my agent looking for projects. He’s dying to be a member of the Hollywood elite. The only reason he’s not a member of the Hollywood elite is because nobody will hire him to be one. And the reason I’m talking about this is because my son had an open heart surgery, has to have two more, and I learned there are kids with no insurance in the same situation. I don’t get anything out of this, Brian, you phony little creep. Oh, I’ll pound you when I see you.”
After the audience cheered, Kimmel added, “That is my blurb. That will be my blurb for your next book. ‘Brian Kilmeade is a phony little creep.’ That’s right.”
Following his harsh words for Kilmeade, Kimmel also tossed some shade at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who both slammed Kimmel’s monologue.
Watch the clip above, via ABC.
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