In a segment for his late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, host Jimmy Kimmel conducted a little social experiment where he rebranded Obamacare as “Trumpcare” to see how Trump supporters would react.
“I and many of my counterparts have taken issue with a great many things Donald Trump has done in his first year as president. But, I have to be honest, it hasn’t all been bad,” Kimmel said, sticking to the script.
“Yesterday I was looking at the White House website, Healthcare.gov specifically, and I have to admit the health care plan there isn’t bad, it’s actually pretty good,” Kimmel said. “And some of the people with whom I’m typically at odds on social media actually had some positive things to say.”
“So last night, I encouraged people, even liberals who don’t like Trump, to think about signing up for TrumpCare, at the very least, take a look at it,” he continued.
Kimmel then shared some of the responses on social media from Trump supporters who were duped by his ruse.
“Got to respect Jimmy for keeping an open mind. Goes a lot into healing the divide,” one person wrote.
“Funny how he made fun of the president for ruining the health care, but now that he’s actually proposing a great plan, Jimmy is praising it. Stupid liberals could have been supportive from the beginning instead of giving those ridiculous speeches,” wrote another.
One person on Twitter named Trevor said, “Jimmy Kimmel has been pretty hard on the GOP and Trump but even Jimmy would like you to check out this administrations (sic) [HealthCare.gov] website. You can sign up until December 15th!”
“Exactly Trevor,” Kimmel replied. “You understand perfectly what’s going on here.”
Watch the segment below, via Jimmy Kimmel Live:
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