Jimmy Kimmel had strong words for Sean Hannity on Thursday after the Fox News host slammed Kimmel and unleashed the conservative outrage machine on him.
On Wednesday night, Sean Hannity spent a portion of his show going after Jimmy Kimmel for what Kimmel said about Melania Trump on Monday. Kimmel made fun of Melania’s performance reading to children at the White House’s Easter Egg Roll — specifically her pronunciation of “this and that,” which sounded more like “dees and dat.”
“About dees and dat. Guillermo, you realize what this means?” Kimmel said to his sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez on Monday. “You could be first lady of the United States.”
On Wednesday, Hannity played that clip and referred to Kimmel as “a– clown Kimmel,” going off on a tirade about respect and how you shouldn’t make fun of the accent of an immigrant. And so Kimmel fired back on Thursday night.
“I woke up this morning, early. I did two hours of Pilates as I do every morning. I shampooed, I condished. And then I open my computer and find out I’m at war with Sean Hannity and Fox News. Who by the way I thought were my “and Friends,” Fox, but they are not, it turns out. Because there is nothing important going on in the country right now, Sean Hannity and his fellow Fox News ‘people’ spent a lot of time talking about me today,” Kimmel said, doing finger quotes when he said “people.”
After playing the clip of Hannity being outraged by his joke at Melania Trump’s expense, Kimmel came back with his own set of harsh owns for Hannity.
“This is the guy who defended the multiply-alleged pedophile Roy Moore,” Kimmel said. “And I’m a despicable disgrace. I’m the a– clown. Here’s the thing. If I’m an a– clown, and I might very well be, you, Sean, are the whole a– circus. You’re the juggler, you’re the trapeze artist, you are the a– lion tamer and the a– human cannonball all jammed into one little car. You are the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey of A– Clownsmanship.”
Kimmel also had to note the irony of Hannity getting mad at a joke about an immigrant, and how Hannity hasn’t been all that upset at certain others being allegedly disrespectful to Melania, like Donald Trump himself.
“But I do want to say, I appreciate how compassionate you’ve suddenly become to the plight of immigrants in this country over the last 24 hours. You know what I think is disrespectful to the First Lady? Cheating on her with a porn star after she has a baby. Why don’t you rant a little about that Sean Hannity?” Kimmel said.
You can watch Kimmel’s reply to Hannity in the video embedded at the top of this post.