"Late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel, in a recent opening monologue, spoke tearfully of his newborn son Billy, born with a serious congenital heart defect. Heart defects in newborns, while uncommon, occur in 1 in 100 births. The more serious ones, meaning those needing surgery in the first year, represent about a quarter of all congenital heart defects.
Jimmy’s son fell into the latter category, with Tetralogy of Fallot, bad plumbing in the heart, causing oxygen-poor blood to circulate out into the body without picking up a fresh supply of oxygen from the lungs. Hence the newborn baby turning blue.
History aside, and politics aside, one can’t help but feel empathy for Kimmel and his family. But unfortunately, politics wasn’t aside in his monologue. As Rahm Emanuel once said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.” And Kimmel did not.
In the second part of his monologue he pivoted from family health crisis to typical late night comedy show shtick, bashing Donald Trump, Republicans, conservatives and all things not liberal. Kimmel made a pitch for preexisting condition coverage under Obamacare and for National Institutes of Health funding which Trump threatened to cut in his proposed budget."[American Thinker]