Sean Hannity, anchor of Hannity on Fox News, recently compared Jimmy Kimmel, ABC late night talk show host, with Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein is currently facing criminal charges in the State of New York.
Hannity’s comments come as a form of counter-attack to Kimmel’s jokes about Melania Trump. “This is brutal,” Hannity began, on his prime-time Fox News opinion show. “Liberal Jimmy Kimmel making fun the First Lady of the United States and her involvement in the White House Easter egg roll. Jimmy, you’re a despicable disgrace.”
“About dis and dat,” Kimmel said as he teased Melania Trump after playing a video of her reading to children. This was the joke that resulted in Hannity calling Jimmy Kimmel a despicable disgrace. Kimmel also questioned how deeply the First Lady was actually involved the orchestration of the actual event.
Kimmel responded to Hannity’s vicious attack on his own television show. “I appreciate how compassionate you’ve become to the plights of immigrants over the last 24 hours.” Kimmel began. “You know what I think is disrespectful to the first lady?” he asked. “Cheating on her with a porn star after she had a baby.” Kimmel was referencing the recent news about Donald Trump’s involvement with porn star Stormy Daniels.
This isn’t the first time Hannity has beefed with late night comedians. Late night hosts such as Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, and Jimmy Fallon have all targeted Hannity with their jokes during recent years.