Hannity invites Kimmel on his show, promises 'no name-calling, no anger'

Fox News host Sean Hannity late Monday invited ABC's Jimmy Kimmel to appear on his program, vowing there would be "no name-calling, no anger, no rehashing of the Twitter fight" that began with Kimmel's mockery of first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMelania Trump bids farewell to Be Best in new video Garth Brooks, Joan Baez among this year's Kennedy Center honorees Melania Trump says she was 'disappointed and disheartened' watching Capitol riots MORE's accent.

“You want to come on this show? I’ll promise no name-calling, no anger, no rehashing of the Twitter fight," Hannity said, addressing Kimmel directly on his show.

"You wanna have a serious discussion? We can talk about the president, policies, health care, comedy, political correctness," Hannity said. 

"My bet is you will agree with me on a lot more issues than you think," he added. "But for my point of view, it’s over with Jimmy Kimmel." 


Before inviting Kimmel on his program, the conservative host and staunch supporter of President TrumpDonald TrumpCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Azar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments Justice Dept. argues Trump should get immunity from rape accuser's lawsuit MORE accepted an apology from the late-night comedian, but called it "more of a forced Disney corporate apology."

"On the surface, I will be honest, it seem to be more of a forced Disney corporate apology directed more towards the LBGTQ community rather than about Kimmel’s comments about the first lady. But, honestly that’s ultimately up to you to decide here," Hannity said. "I believe everyone should accept apologies. That's how I was raised. That’s what my religion teaches me. I assume he is sincere."

Hannity also warned Kimmel that he had more clips that "do not make you look good," but will not show them at this time.

The feud between the two hosts began on April 2 after Kimmel mocked Melania Trump's accent while she was reading to children at the White House Easter Egg Roll. English is the first lady's fifth language.

Hannity played the clip on his show on April 5 and referred to Kimmel as an “assclown” and “despicable disgrace" while demanding Kimmel apologize to the first lady. The two went back and forth for several days, with Kimmel calling Hannity "the whole ass circus" before his statement on Sunday.

"While I admit I did have fun with our back and forth, after some thought, I realize that the level of vitriol from all sides (mine and me included) does nothing good for anyone and, in fact, is harmful to our country,” Kimmel tweeted.

Kimmel has not responded to Hannity's invitation to join his program as of Tuesday morning.