Sean Hannity and Jimmy Kimmel have agreed to a détente.
After a dramatic weekend of back-and-forth digs between the late night talk show hosts and a late Sunday apology from Kimmel, Hannity took a victory lap on his show Monday night.
“I believe everyone should apologize,” Hannity said. “That's what my religion teaches me. I assume he is sincere. From my perspective, I really do enjoy a good fight and I do agree with Jimmy in the sense it's time to move on.”
The war of words, which began with Kimmel’s jokes about First Lady Melania Trump and her accent, took a sharp turn when Hannity launched an attack against the comedian and dubbed him “Harvey Weinstein Jr.”
“I have just had it with the utter hypocrisy — the unrelenting attacks against not only a sitting president, but his wife and his daughter and his 11-year-old son,” Hannity said on his show Friday night.
After the cameras were off, the right-wing pundit took to social media with a #PervertKimmel hashtag and old clips from Comedy Central’s “The Man Show,” which Kimmel used to host.
Kimmel offered a cease fire, and a mild apology, to the Fox News host 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," he wrote, citing that he and his family had been receiving death threats from angry Hannity fans.
"I am hopeful that Sean Hannity will learn from this too and continue his newly-found advocacy for women, immigrants and First Ladies and that he will triumph in his heroic battle against sexual harassment and perversion.”
Hannity ended Monday night’s monologue with a reminder that “the media is now wholly an extension of the Democratic party” and another threat to Kimmel.
“There is no shortage by the way of comedic material out there. Jimmy, if you do want to start up again, I promise I will punch back even harder and my producer spent all weekend compiling a lot of your highlights, or lowlights, in your career. They don't make you look too good,” he said.
“Instead of airing them, we will put them in storage and we have more important pressing issues like what's happening in Syria and gassing of women and children.”