90 Miles From Tyranny : Kimmel Tried to Shame Trump Supporters, But They Turned the Tables

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Kimmel Tried to Shame Trump Supporters, But They Turned the Tables

Liberals were fawning over Jimmy Kimmel last week after he pulled a stunt in which a group of President Donald Trump’s supporters were shamed in an encounter with a family who was affected by the president’s immigration crackdown. The encounter, as Kimmel’s political antics tend to do, led to an outpouring of love from the left.

However, in a piece published Monday at Townhall.com, Arthur Schaper — one of the Trump supporters Kimmel mocked during the segment — is urging ABC to release raw video of the encounter, which was aired in truncated form on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

If what he says about the interview is true, that could end up being a huge problem for the late-night host.

In his piece, Schalper claims the liberal Kimmel called him an “a**hole,” was dismissive of conservatives of color, and was generally rude to the right-leaning participants.

Schaper says he was originally contacted by ABC casting to appear on the show for a segment about voters who oppose former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhool Arrivals program for illegal immigrants.

“At first, I was reluctant,” he writes. “Kimmel uses every shame-inducing prop imaginable to attack President Trump and conservatives in general.”

However, he reached out to a friend with a Trump-friendly PAC for advice. “She encouraged me to go with her and four others: Chanell Temple, Wes Parker, Lorie Masonas, and Celeste Grieg,” Schaper says. “All of us know each in other conservative circles throughout Southern California.”

Schaper described arriving at the studios to see a litany of pictures of Kimmel’s guests and other ephemera, the most prominent being his appearance at a state dinner with Barack Obama. (Schaper “fixed” the picture by taking a photo of it with his MAGA cap in the foreground.)

“After a brief ‘rehearsal,’ we finally met Jimmy Kimmel who interviewed each of us about the program,” Schaper wrote. “I told him that nearly 50% of DACA recipients are fraudulent, and illegals commit proportionally more crime than Americans. He finished our brief interview with: ‘I want you to meet somebody.’

“After the interviews, our team waited in the Green Room. I pondered who Kimmel was going to have us meet. ‘He’s going to present a child who is in this country illegally,’ I imagined.

“Lo and Behold, Kimmel introduced us to Esmeralda, a DACA recipient brought into this country by her law-breaking illegal parents. She was seated with a baby girl in her lap. Kimmel staged the most compassionate scenario, hoping to shame us into silence.”

Yes, Schaper’s premonition had come to pass. And things were about to get a lot more pathetic, as well.

Schaper describes being silenced by Kimmel five times. “Right away, I opened up about our need to put Americans first, including our homeless veterans and foster children,” Schaper writes. “‘OK, Arthur, that’s enough.’ And why couldn’t I finish? ‘Because this is my show!’ Kimmel fired back. He would say that three more...Read More HERE

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