On Monday Fox News’ Sean Hannity agreed to a truce with loud mouth liberal late-night host Jimmy Kimmel after the two had a heated back and forth battle over Kimmel’s comments that made fun of First Lady Melania Trump’s accent during the White House Egg Roll, reports Breitbart News.
Hannity begins his open monologue by recapping the events that lead up to now and said that he has carefully read Kimmel’s apology that he recently released after he heard Hannity’s backlash:
“I read the apology carefully—a couple of things are clear to me. On the surface, I will be honest. It seems to be more like a forced Disney apology directed to the LGBT community rather than Kimmel’s comments about the First Lady. But honestly, that’s ultimately up to you to decide here. I believe everyone should accept apologies, that’s what my religion teaches me. I assume he is sincere.”
Then Hannity suggests something that not many conservative news anchors would do and asks if Kimmel would like to come on his show to talk about it.
“You want to come on this show? I’ll promise no name calling, no anger, no rehashing of the Twitter fight. You want to have a serious discussion? We can talk about the president, policies, health care, comedy, political correctness, ending boycotts, how I supported Bill Maher, Howard Stern, Don Imus, Opie and Anthony, people that I disagree with vehemently. My bet is you will agree with me on a lot more issues than you think,” Hannity said.
Hannity continues and implores Kimmel to cut it with his vicious attacks on people like Melania Trump and others who have done nothing to deserve his childish name calling and abuse.
“But from my point of view, it’s over with Jimmy Kimmel. But I meant what I said, unfair attacks—there needs to be an end to this. There is no shortage, by the way, of comedic material out there. Jimmy, if you do want to start up again, I promise I will punch back even harder. My producer spent all weekend compiling a lot of your highlights, or lowlights, in your career. They don’t make you look too good. Instead of airing them, we will put them in storage, and we have more important pressing issues,” Hannity said.