A conservative columnist and early supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has come out swinging against late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel for comments the latter made about health care coverage in the U.S.
Despite Kimmel’s monologue being viewed by millions of Americans and shared across the internet, Charles Hurt, an author at many conservative publications (including Breitbart), penned an op-ed for the Washington Times that took a different view, to say the least.
“The dirty, self-absorbed, narcissistic exhibitionist [Kimmel] could not help himself but step into the klieg lights and start blubbering about politics,” wrote Hurt, who added that the host gave a “slobbering wet kiss to federal bureaucracy” in his heartfelt plea to Americans to put politics aside and find a way to insure those who can’t afford coverage.
Hurt did not pull any punches in his vicious, sardonic critique of Kimmel.
Yes, that’s right. He just had a kid and the kid nearly died and he wants you to know that if you are not for bloated federal bureaucracy, socialized medicine, higher taxes and tons of more debt piled onto your grandchildren, then you are not a “decent person.”
Charles Hurt was an early supporter of Donald Trump, endorsing the current president in June 2015, calling Trump at the time “a serious and truly experienced contender.”
Since his attacks on Kimmel this week, Hurt has responded to a few tweets that point out his inhospitable response to the comedian’s pleas, talking back to many detractors with quips that don’t have much to do with the topic at hand.
I take it you dont have a job. Good luck. https://t.co/zWDWAtMqTq
— Charlie Hurt (@CharlesHurt) May 2, 2017
Kimmel, who hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, took to his monologue earlier this week to discuss his newborn son’s heart condition. He criticized plans to repeal Obamacare, including a provision that would allow insurance companies to discriminate against pre-existing conditions.
“Before 2014 if you were born with congenital heart disease like my son was, there was a good chance you’d never be able to get health insurance because you had a pre-existing condition. … If your baby is going to die and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make,” Kimmel said.