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Jimmy Kimmel Apologises For Melania Trump Joke

Late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel has apologised for a joke about US first lady Melania Trump's accent and moved to de-escalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

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Kimmel said in a Twitter post on Sunday his exchanges with Hannity have been fun but he doesn't want to add to the "vitriol" of their spat. He says such animosity is "harmful to our country."

On ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on April 2, Kimmel prodded the first lady's reading of a children's book at the White House Easter egg hunt.

He mocked the accent of the first lady, who was born in Slovenia.

Hannity took exception. The two exchanged barbs through the week.

Kimmel says he hopes Hannity will "continue his newly-found advocacy for women, immigrants and First Ladies."

Hannity says he'll address Kimmel's statement on his Monday show.

AAP

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