Hannity vows to attack Kimmel until ABC comic apologizes

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Hannity vows to attack Kimmel until ABC comic apologizes
FILE - In this March 18, 2016 file photo, Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity speaks during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in Phoenix. The Fox News Channel host is vowing to continue his attacks on ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel until Kimmel apologizes for a segment in which he joked about first lady Melania Trump's accent. The dispute between the television personalities is unusually vitriolic, with Hannity calling Kimmel a "sick, twisted, creepy, perverted weirdo" during his Fox show on Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity is vowing to continue his attacks on ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel until Kimmel apologizes for a segment in which he joked about the accent of first lady Melania Trump, who was born in Slovenia.

The dispute between the television personalities is unusually vitriolic, with Hannity calling Kimmel a “sick, twisted, creepy, perverted weirdo” during his Fox show on Friday.

Kimmel returned fire on Twitter, often in off-color fashion. He says it’s sad that anyone who is “slobbering over” President Donald Trump would call him a pervert. When Trump was the Republican presidential nominee he was heard on tape bragging about fame enabling him to grope women, and he later apologized.

Hannity ran several clips of Kimmel routines he said exposed the comic’s “creepy” past.