Jimmy Kimmel Gives Federal Workers a Job During Government Shutdown

President Trump addresses the nation Tuesday night from the Oval Office

President Trump addresses the nation Tuesday night from the Oval Office

Tuesday's viewership mirrors the results from 2018, as Fox News finished the year as the most-watched basic cable network for the third consecutive year among both primetime and total day viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Even if the government shutdown ends with President Donald Trump getting funding for a southern border wall, the president will still have failed to keep his promise to voters, Fox News host Shepard Smith said Wednesday.

The speech offered no hope of a resolution to the government shutdown that started 18 days ago as a negotiating tactic but has turned into a symbol of dysfunctional Washington politics - and increasingly a painful situation for unpaid workers. But for a moment when he spoke direly of a hammer murder, the president last night remained uncharacteristically subdued throughout his brief address, and at times seemed to struggle to read his lines from the teleprompter.

The 2014 speech took place during "sweeps" month, which partially affected the networks' decision.

On Monday's show, Kimmel offered a job to John Kostelnik, a California prison guard out work because of the shutdown.

Television pundits moved swiftly to correct or challenge President Donald Trump following Tuesday's Oval Office speech on the proposed border wall, after their networks were the target of an unusual debate over whether they should show him at all.

"The president made no news and no new proposals", he said. Networks to broadcast the presidential address include CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS and Fox broadcast network, CNN Business reported.

"I have invited congressional leadership to the White House tomorrow to get this done. But that was a bipartisan announcement, and this is an overtly political move by the White House". ABC's coverage of the speech and rebuttal averaged 5.46 million viewers, of whom 1.79 million were demographically relevant.

We all know it, late night comedians like Jimmy Kimmel think that conservative viewers of their programs don't exist while further using conservative legislators as comedic punching bags.

"They hope that'll hurt [Trump] in 2020", he said.

Schumer said, "American democracy doesn't work that way".

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