Hannity-Kimmel Feud Gets Downright Clownish

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief
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The Sean Hannity-Jimmy Kimmel feud continued into the early hours of Friday morning as the two late-night hosts traded insults over social media. While Kimmel posted a doctored photograph on Twitter that suggested Hannity having sex with a clown, Hannity fired back with a promise that “pervert” Kimmel would get his come-uppance in due time.

It all started on Monday night when Hannity raked Kimmel over the conservative coals for Kimmel’s arguably tasteless routine that mocked First Lady Melania Trump’s accent as she read Easter stories to children. Hannity reminded Kimmel that Melania Trump could speak five languages and asked the liberal talk show host how many he could speak.

Hannity called Kimmel a “despicable disgrace” and “a** clown.”

Not to be outdone, Kimmel fired back on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday, taking great exception to being labelled an “a** clown.” As the Washington Examiner notes, Kimmel went sexual with his taunts, saying Hannity was “unable to get an erection” all during the Obama years but was making up for that under President Donald Trump because now he is “unable to have anything but an erection.”

Kimmel also objected to being called a “despicable disgrace” and reached back to the sexual misconduct stories surrounding former Senate candidate Roy Moore.

“This is the guy who defended the multiply alleged pedophile Roy Moore, and I’m a despicable disgrace? I’m the a** clown,” Kimmel said during his monologue. “Here’s the thing. If I’m an a** clown — and I might very well be — you, Sean, are the whole a** circus.”

Hannity then suggested that Kimmel is no stranger to sexual misconduct, comparing Kimmel to disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in a tweet that also reminded  him of an infamous skit where the comedian had tried to shock bystanders by appearing to have an enormous erection.

“Tick, Tock,” Hannity promised on Twitter, “Ill have much more tomorrow.” To which Kimmel responded “I can’t wait.”

So far, Hannity has the last word, firing back “Game on…” before ending with a cryptic remark about his talking to @Disney Bob about Kimmel.

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