Liberals and Democrats continue hammering away at President Donald Trump on a daily basis in a variety of formats, but Jimmy Kimmel, the host of ABC’s late-night talk show, found a new way to slam the Republican occupant of the White House.
Using a Schoolhouse Rock-style video entitled “I’m Just a Lie,” Kimmel managed to hammer away not only at Trump, but also Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
“We are now living in a world of alternative facts,” the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live said to begin the segment:
The president makes statements almost every day that aren’t necessarily based in truth, which is frustrating to some people and confusing to others, especially young people, you know who were raised to believe that the president tells the truth.
But that isn’t necessarily the case anymore, so to bring children up to date on the new American way, we took a cue from Schoolhouse Rock, … and hopefully this will explain how it all works now.
The animated sequence begins with a school bus pulling up to the White House, which a young boy inside the vehicle says is “so cool, but I wonder who that sad-looking fellow over there is."
After the boy sits next to the rolled-up document, the paper wearing a red, white and blue button that states LIE says: “Me? I’m a lie.”
“A what?” the boy asks.
“A lie, like when you don’t tell the truth.”
“I don’t understand,” the boy responds.
“Let me try to explain,” the Lie replies:
I’m just a lie; yes, I’m only a lie. I’m so untrue I just want to cry.
Well, I just popped out of the president’s brain (which is shown happening from Donald Trump in the cartoon), and the very idea of me’s completely insane, but someday, I’m gonna be a fact.
“Oh yes, I’ll try and I’ll try, but today I am still just a lie,” the character concludes.
“But if you’re a lie,” the boy asks, “why do you want people to think you’re true?”
“You see, kid, I make the president feel good about himself” as the newspaper headline Trump is reading in the Oval Office changes from “Crowd Small” to “Crowd Huge” and “sometimes I can even help him sell his policies to voters.”
“Wow,” the boy exclaims. “You sound really important!”
“Yeah, but not unless people believe me,” the Lie says before singing: “I’m just a lie, yes I’m only a lie, but I’m gonna be a fact by and by.”
“See first, the president tweets” a message that in the video states: “The Russia-Trump collusion is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer-funded charade end?”
Then “his followers repeat me,” and critics “try and debunk me, but all they do is repeat me, and across the Internet I will fly. That’s how I spread far and wide, but today, I am still just a lie.”
“That’s horrible,” the boy states.
“I know,” the paper responds, “but real facts are so depressing, like take climate change. If we believed that, we couldn’t burn all that coal” while factories bellow gray smoke in the background.
“But we shouldn’t burn it,” the boy asserts.
“That’s what you say,” the document replies. “You see, not everybody has to believe a lie, only enough to make me a debate.”
“I’m just a lie, just a sweet little lie,” the paper sings as it changes into a cuter version of itself. “And I’m too believable to deny. Pretty soon, I’m being debated all over town.”
“Kellyanne is spinning me,” the document sings, "Spicer’s my clown” as a drawing of the White House press secretary is suddenly dressed with a big red nose and other clown garb.
While an animation of two groups of people, with one side carrying a sign that reads “You Lie!” and the other people says “No! You Lie!” the paper sings: “Everybody here’s taking sides, and the truth will lay down and die ‘cause you can’t tell a fact from a lie!”
“And that’s how it works,” the Lie concludes while the boy’s face has turned green as he says “I think I’m gonna be sick.”
“Don’t worry,” the document responds, “TrumpCare is gonna be great!” as he winks to everyone watching.
Most people will thinjk this was cute, but you have to wonder what would have happened if he had used this format to put down President Barack Obama when the Democrat was living in the White House..