Jimmy Kimmel Gives Federal Workers a Job During Government Shutdown

09 Janvier, 2019, 10:54 | Auteur: Christine Menetries

Late-night television is back in the new year, but the government isn't. As the government shutdown continues, Jimmy Kimmel made a vow to give federal workers jobs until it ends.

When put on the spot by Kimmel, Kostelnik said he "absolutely" objects to being a "pawn" in Trump's border wall games.

With the government shutdown now in its 17th day and resulting in 800,000 workers either furloughed or working without pay, late-night comedians have determined to make the partial government closure into a grandstanding and anti-Trump affair.

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On Monday, Victorville Federal Correctional Complex prison guard and local union leader John Kostelnik joined the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" house band.

Meanwhile, almost 800,000 federal employees are now working without pay, something Jimmy Kimmel pointed out in his return to late night on Tuesday.

Kimmel announced his plan to employ federal workers who were furloughed by the government shutdown on his show Monday night - and took jabs at President Trump for the prolonged impasse over funding for a border wall. That is where he shines. "Every day of this presidency is a national emergency".

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