Kimmel apologizes for Melania Trump joke amid Hannity feud

11 April, 2018, 17:51 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
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Speaking during his opening monologue on "Hannity" Monday night, Sean weighed-in on late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel's apology to the Fox News host; adding from his "point of view, it's over with Jimmy Kimmel".

'I, too, will give my words more thought and recognize my role in inciting their hatefulness'.

Hannity quickly jumped to FLOTUS' defense, calling Kimmel a "despicable disgrace", a "sick, twisted, creepy, perverted weirdo", an "ass clown" and "Harvey Weinstein Jr". "By lampooning Sean Hannity's deference to the President, I most certainly did not intend to belittle or upset members of the gay community and to those who took offense, I apologize", his statement said. "It's way bigger than Sean Hannity and Jimmy Kimmel".

"After we called Kimmel out, he responded with even more vicious attacks". The two went back and forth for several days, with Kimmel calling Hannity "the whole ass circus" before his statement on Sunday.

While he said the feud was "over with Jimmy Kimmel", he ended the topic by addressing the late-night host directly. "Mrs. Trump nearly certainly has enough to worry about without being used as a prop to increase TV ratings". He mocked the accent of the first lady, who was born in Slovenia. Hannity vowed to continue his attacks unless Kimmel apologizes to the first lady, saying, "Apologize to the First Lady and I'll stop".

Tough guys don't apologize, and if they must, they certainly don't do it on Fox News.


Kimmel called out Hannity's hypocrisy by referencing Hannity's support for people like Roy Moore and Bill O'Reilly, both of whom have been accused of sexually assaulting or harassing women. "But now that Trump is president", Kimmel suggested, "Sean Hannity is unable to have anything but an erection".

Kimmel has not responded to Hannity's invitation to join his program as of Tuesday morning.

"I don't take joy in this, but I have just had it with the unrelenting hypocrisy", Hannity said.

On Monday's edition of "Hannity", the Fox News host declared that he accepted Kimmel's apology - but issued a warning. "I'm going to assume he's honest", he added.

Hannity promised a response.

Well, one thing Kimmel might not agree with so much is the threat that Hannity also threw into the segment. If you want to come on this show, I promise no name-calling, no anger, no rehashing of the Twitter fight.

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