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Jimmy Kimmel Slams Trump Following School Shooting (Video)

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Late night host Jimmy Kimmel slammed President Donald Trump in his opening monologue when addressing the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida (video below).

In a clip of the monologue, Kimmel becomes emotional when talking about the events that took place at the school.

"As I'm sure you know and feel, this is another very sad day in America," the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" host says. "At least 17 lives have been lost. More than a dozen people are hospitalized, and our president, as he should, weighed in on the tragic events this morning from the White House."

Kimmel then shows a few clips of Trump's statement from the White House following the shooting, stopping at several moments to say he agrees with the sentiments before offering advice on what to do to change the culture of mass shootings in the country.

"Here's what you do to fix that. Tell your buddies in Congress -- tell Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio, all the family men who care so much about their communities -- that what we need are laws. Real laws that do everything possible to keep assault rifles out of the hands of people who are going to shoot our kids," Kimmel says.

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"Tell these Congressmen and lobbyists, who infest that swamp you said you were going to drain, force these allegedly Christian men and women who stuff their pockets with money from the NRA year after year after year to do something."

Kimmel then pleads with Trump to do something, slamming him for having "done nothing" to influence change in gun laws and restrictions.

Many viewers agreed with Kimmel's stance on the issue, and criticized Trump for his lack of action.

"They dont want to talk about it now, its too early for the victims and their families, it was not too early when that muslim immigrant ploughed through streets with a car to talk about immigration bans though," one viewer commented on CNN's Facebook page.

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"When your elected officials are getting 'contributions' in the millions democrat and republicans ... what do you think is going to happen the same thing that happened after the last mass shooting and the next one that's coming on the horizon ... Nothing," another added.

Meanwhile, several survivors of the shooting have begun to speak out -- including David Hogg, whose sister lost friends in the massacre.

"Sadly, my sister, she’s a freshman and she had two of her best friends die. And that’s not acceptable. That is something we should not let happen in this country, especially when we’re going to school. It’s something we really need to take a look at. The fact that this is the 18th school shooting, and this is only February, it’s a testament to where this country has come, and how far," Hogg told CNN's Alisyn Camerota, Uproxx reported.

"We need to dig out of this hole. We need to step out of it and take a look back and realize, there is something seriously wrong here. And some of our policy makers, and some people need to look in the mirror and take some action. Because ideas are great, but ideas stay ideas and children die."

Sources: CNN/Facebook, Uproxx / Featured Image: Disney/ABC Television Group/Flickr / Embedded Images: Shealah Craighead via Wikimedia Commons, Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons

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