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WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel isn't shocked that President Trump wants to cut PBS funding

Golf trips to Mar-a-Lago won't stop, Kimmel noted, even though Meals on Wheels might


Taylor Link
March 17, 2017 4:46PM (UTC)

Jimmy Kimmel opened his monologue Thursday night ridiculing President Donald Trump's budget proposal — from its policy agenda to its conspicuously long title, "America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again."

"Seems like while they were cutting things they could have cut a few words from the title," Kimmel joked to start the show.

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The late-night comedian agreed with the rest of America that the some of the budget cuts that Trump proposed is a little absurd.

"The guy who has three oil paintings of himself in his bathroom wants to cut the National Endowment for the Arts," he pointed out. "Meals on Wheels is out. But don't worry. The golf trips to Mar-a-Lago every weekend, those will not stop."

Kimmel seemed especially unnerved that the president wanted to cut PBS. Kimmel "grew up" with "Sesame Street" and in January celebrated the premiere of the show's 47th season. He said at the time that he learned so much from "Sesama Street" like how to eat cookies. The comedian said that Trump could possibly learn a thing or two from the show that will help him properly run the government

"Before he gets rid of 'Sesame Street,' I think we should make the president watch it a couple of times," Kimmel said. "That shows teaches him so many things he needs to know: which thing is bigger than the other, how to spell, the importance of telling the truth, sharing, listening to others, maybe throw in some 'School House Rock' and he can figure out how the government works."


Taylor Link

Taylor Link is an assistant editor at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @taylorlink_

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