President Joe Biden received some unsolicited advice from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel: ‘I think you need to start yelling at people.’
The beleaguered president appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night, with the host expressing frustration on Washington being unable to solve a bevvy of issues like gun violence, abortion and climate change.
Kimmel began his interview asking Biden ‘why haven’t we dont anything about this?’ pointing to the recent string of mass shootings.
‘This is not your father’s Republican Party,’ the president replied – a favorite phrase he’s been using recently in front of political donors.
The president blamed his political opposition for being too afraid to do anything about guns because they fear primary election challenges.
Kimmel pressed Biden on whether he could use executive orders to increase gun control, noting that former President Donald Trump ‘passed them out like Halloween candy.’
Although Biden has taken some unilateral steps on firearms, the president said he wasn’t interested in stepping beyond the limits of his authority.
‘I don’t want to emulate Trump’s abuse of the Constitution and constitutional authority,’ Biden said.