Jimmy Kimmel explains why Trump should watch Sesame Street before he axes it

Jimmy Kimmel urges President Trump to watch Sesame Street
(Image credit: Jimmy Kimmel Live)

On Thursday, President Trump unveiled his first budget proposal, and there were a lot of things on the chopping block. Jimmy Kimmel took a look at a few of them on Thursday night's Kimmel Live, focusing on three in particular. "The guy who has three oil paintings of himself in his bathroom wants to cut the National Endowment for the Arts," Kimmel deadpanned. And helping feed the homebound elderly? "Meals on Wheels is out, but don't worry, the golf trips back and forth to Mar-a-Lago every weekend, those will not stop," he said. But Kimmel spent most of his time on Trump's proposal to zero out the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

"Not only does Donald Trump want to put a stop to federal funding for public broadcasting, he's already started cleaning house at PBS," Kimmel said, setting up the Sesame Street-Apprentice mashup you maybe didn't know you wanted to see. "Big Bird never had a shot against La Toya Jackson." Still, Kimmel said, "before he gets rid of Sesame Street, I think we should make the president watch it a couple of times. That show teaches so many things he needs to know: Which thing is bigger than the other, how to spell, the importance of telling the truth and sharing, listening to others. Maybe throw in some School House Rock!, he can find out how government works." Watch below. Peter Weber

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Peter Weber

Peter Weber is a senior editor at TheWeek.com, and has handled the editorial night shift since the website launched in 2008. A graduate of Northwestern University, Peter has worked at Facts on File and The New York Times Magazine. He speaks Spanish and Italian and plays bass and rhythm cello in an Austin rock band. Follow him on Twitter.