Late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel is trying to de-escalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity that began over a joke about first lady Melania Trump’s accent.
Kimmel says in a Twitter post made Sunday his exchanges with Hannity have been fun but he doesn’t want to add to the “vitriol” of their spat. He says such animosity is “harmful to our country.”
On Jimmy Kimmel Live April 2, Kimmel prodded the first lady’s reading of a children’s book at the White House Easter egg hunt. He mocked the accent of the first lady, who was born in Slovenia.
Hannity took exception. The two exchanged barbs through the week.
Kimmel says he hopes Hannity will “continue his newly-found advocacy for women, immigrants and First Ladies.”
Hannity says he’ll address Kimmel’s statement on his Monday show.