Stormy Daniels was his big get, but another group of guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night just might linger longer in viewers’ memories. In a poignant – until it’s infuriating – taped segment, Kimmel attempts to broker some sort of understanding, if not peace, between a group of anti-DACA Trump supporters and a young Dreamer mother facing deportation.
He failed, at one point even telling one of the hard-liners, “I think this country has become cruel.”
Kimmel begins the segment by chatting, one on one, with the MAGA types – a cross section of people, only two of whom sport the telltale red Trump-style caps. The talk show host then introduces the group to Esmeralda, a young woman, holding her infant daughter, who has lived her all her life in the U.S. but faces deportation.
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Still no group change of opinion, so Kimmel raises the stakes by introducing the Esmeralda’s fiance, a Kansas-born member of the Army National Guard about to be deployed overseas.
Still no softening. One fellow vet even suggests the young woman go back and re-enter the U.S., a process, he’s told, that could take 10 years. “That’s what it takes then,” he said.
Kimmel does manage to shift one woman’s viewpoint, maybe, and begrudgingly.
Take a look at the clip above.
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