Jimmy Kimmel Is Hiring One Federal Employee Per Day Until Shutdown Ceases
Leave it to Jimmy Kimmel to help ease the damage of the government shutdown. The comedian is planing on hiring one federal worker each day while the government continues its shutdown.
The host announced his plan on his Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night, and took jabs at Trump for allowing this to continue over funding for a border wall.
“It’s unfortunate that these workers who have nothing to do with this ridiculous wall aren’t getting paychecks, especially right after the holidays,” he said.
Later, he offered a job to John Kostelnik, a California prison guard out work because of the shutdown: “Do you object to being used as a pawn in this fight over a wall?” he asked John, to which he responded, “Absolutely.”
The government shutdown is entering its 17th day today, with 800,000 workers either furloughed or working without pay during the closure.