Hannity — frequent spewer of hatred and rage — accused Kimmel of “spewing more hatred and more rage” with his criticism of Hannity’s interview last week with California gubernatorial hopeful Caitlyn Jenner.
Hannity was angered.
“Jimmy, what is with all the anger and all the cheap shots?” Hannity asked on his prime time show. “Don’t you have anything better to do? Maybe actually trying to be funny or boost your dismal ratings because we’re absolutely crushing you by like 70% in total viewers.”
“Jimmy, here’s my advice, don’t talk about my show anymore,” Hannity added, showing old controversial segments from the comedian for which he subsequently apologized.
“You talk about my show, I’ll hit you back 50 times harder,” Hannity added.
Passing to Fox News colleague Laura Ingraham, Hannity then said:
We had a little spat back in the day. And if he wants me to remind his bosses at Disney of all the crap that he’s done over the years that, frankly, are pretty ignorant, to use his words, I’ll be glad to pick that fight.
The pair spent several days in 2018 insulting each other on Twitter and television after Hannity took exception to a Kimmel gag about then-first lady Melania Trump’s accent.
“I’d advise him not to talk about me anymore. That’s my advice,” Hannity added, before blustering that “late night as we once knew it is dead.”
Kimmel hasn’t responded to Hannity’s outburst.
Watch Hannity’s comments here:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.