Donald Trump fires Big Bird in Jimmy Kimmel Live monologue
The president has two words for our friend from 'Sesame Street': "You're fired."
Donald Trump had two words for Big Bird on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night: “You’re fired.”
The late-night host zinged Trump for his initiative to cut funding from PBS, Meals on Wheels, and The National Endowment for the Arts. “The guy who has three oil paintings of himself in his bathroom wants to cut The National Endowment for the Arts,” he said.
“Not only does Donald Trump want to put a stop to federal funding for public broadcasting, he’s already started cleaning house at PBS,” Kimmel added, before showing a mashup of Celebrity Apprentice and Sesame Street. Instead of Trump telling NeNe Leakes “you’re a quitter and Star Jones kicked your ass whether you like it or not,” he said those words to Big Bird.
“I guess we have to find a new place to live,” the bird wept to his teddy bear.
“Big Bird never had a shot against LaToya Jackson, he really didn’t,” Kimmel joked. “Before he gets rid of Sesame Street, I think we should make the president watch it a couple of times. That show teaches so many things he needs to know: which thing is bigger than the other, how to spell, the importance of telling the truth, and sharing and listening to others. Maybe throw in some Schoolhouse Rock, he can find out how government works.”
Watch Kimmel in the video above.