Kimmel: ‘I Don’t Understand’ Why People Don’t Like My Healthcare Monologues [VIDEO]

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Late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel told NBC’s Matt Lauer that he doesn’t understand why people get upset over his health care monologues.


Lauer asked Kimmel to share some of the worst responses he’s gotten from people after choosing to talk about his son’s illness and health care on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Kimmel said he understands that people may disagree with his position on the health care debate, but said he doesn’t get why people are so “angry” with him for speaking out.

“I understand people disagreeing with me. I don’t understand being angry when it comes to health care, I really don’t understand that,” Kimmel said, “because I think it’s obvious what my intent is.”

“I don’t understand a lot of the backlash,” he continued. “What I especially don’t understand are the monstrous things people will write about, you know, my child and my wife.”

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