Former POTUS Barack Obama took to Twitter to comment ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel for ending his Monday monologue about his newborn son’s heart defect advocating for healthcare that protects those with pre-existing conditions.
After speaking emotionally about the discovery of his son’s heart defects and open-heart surgery at 3 days old, Kimmel began talking about President Donald Trump’s proposed plan to slash by $6B the funding to the National Institute of Health. “And thank God our congressmen made a deal last night to not go along with that, he said on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “They actually increased funding by $2Bm and I applaud them for doing that. Because more than 40% of the people who would have been affected by those cuts to the National Institutes of Health are children. And it would have a major impact on a lot of great places, including Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles,” where his son had his surgery. “Which is so unbelievably sad to me,” he added.
Jimmy Kimmel Rebukes Donald Trump After Revealing Newborn Son's Open Heart Surgery
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