Jimmy Kimmel wanted to know what kids was just thinking about President Donald Trump’s first year in office. So he asked .
“Trump’s approval ratings, according to the polls that were released today, is at 37%, which isn’t great, ” the host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was reported in a segment that aired Jan. 18, 2018. “But that was a poll of adults. I wanted to see what children thought of his first year in office.”
The show sent a correspondent out on the street to get kids’ guess on the matter. And gaiety ensued 😛 TAGEND
Some of the kids’ answers were just flat-out hilarious .
“What’s the first thing you think of when I say Donald Trump? ” the correspondent asked a son. “Small thumbs, ” he answered.
“Donald Trump has a lot of monikers for people like ‘Crooked Hillary’ or ‘Rocket Man.’ Do you have a moniker for him? ” another girl was asked. She quipped 😛 TAGEND
But other reactions hinted at deeper truths — even if they were still worth a chuckle .
“He wants to put a wall over Mexico, ” one child noted when asked if Trump has done a good job in his first year. “And I, like, love going to Mexico.”
“I think he needs to stop threatening North Korea, ” another child said. “I don’t want to get nuked.”
The segment was clearly intended to be a lighthearted jab at Trump. But it’s worth noting how profoundly Trump has affected our kids.
“It’s hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us, ” CNN’s Van Jones said the night of the 2016 election. “You tell your children don’t has become a bully. You tell your children don’t be a bigot. You tell your children do your homework and be prepared. And then you have this outcome.”
Some parents have found ways to navigate these difficult dialogues and help their young ones if they’re impression confounded or anxious; like encouraging them to draw out their impressions, for example, or explain to them how our electoral college system works, so kids can feel empowered with datum.
Still, it’s tough.
“You have people putting children to bed tonight, and they’re afraid of breakfast, ” Jones said on election night. “They’re afraid of, ‘How do I explain this to my children? ‘”
A report by BuzzFeed News published last summertime observed students across the country were using Trump’s tauntings to bully their classmates, often resorting to racially charged rhetoric targeting non-white children.
Plus, a survey released in October 2017 by UCLA noted that school teachers reported they’d noticed more students experiencing anxiety over the current political climate in this new “age of Trump, ” according to NPR.
Our children are listening.
“Do you think he’s smart? ” the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” correspondent asked one girl. “No, ” she answered. “He treats people poorly, and that’s why I don’t think he’s smart.”
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