Kimmel: ‘I Don’t Understand’ Why People Dislike My Health Care Commentaries

‘I don’t understand being angry when it comes to health care’

EXCERPT:

LAUER: “A lot of people applauded you for kind of wading into that debate; a lot of people didn’t. Not to take a bit from your show, but give me a sense of some of the things you read online that really impacted you negatively.”
KIMMEL: “I mean, I understand people disagreeing with me. I don’t understand being angry when it comes to health care. I really don’t understand that. Because I think it is obvious what my intent is. And I don’t understand a lot of the backlash. What I especially don’t understand are the monstrous things people write about my child and my wife and --"
LAUER: “How do you do deal with that when you read those things?"
KIMMEL: “It's hard to deal with, especially hard for my wife. So you have to put it out of your head and you have to understand that most people would not do that if they were having a one-on-one conversation with you and that sometimes people are just trying to get a reaction out of you.”

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