Jimmy Kimmel Isn’t Having Criticism From Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade: ‘You Phony Little Creep’

After Jimmy Kimmel declared war on the latest GOP attempt to repeal Obamacare, with some help from Bill Cassidy’s lies to the host right on his own show, criticism was expected by the late night host. He addressed it at the end of his comments on Tuesday’s show and decided to respond to the more high-profile criticism during his monologue on Wednesday. While it seemed that Kimmel was agitated with Cassidy during his monologue the night before, his anger actually seemed to come out on Wednesday and it was aimed at a familiar source from Fox News.

Brian Kilmeade stood by the bill on Fox And Friends on Wednesday morning, calling Kimmel part of the “Hollywood elite” and claiming he was trying to push his politics on the rest of the country. That rich comment from Kilmeade prompted Kimmel to get a little heated on his show, showing the opposite of his tearful pleas during the summer and lashing out at the Fox And Friends host:

“The reason I found this comment to be particularly annoying is because this is a guy, Brian Kilmeade, who whenever I see him, kisses my ass like a little boy meeting Batman. Oh, he’s such a fan. He follows me on Twitter. He asks me to write a blurb for his book, which I did. He calls my agent, looking for projects. He’s dying to be a member of the Hollywood elite. The only reason he’s not a member of the Hollywood elite is because nobody will hire him to be one.

“And you know, the reason I’m talking about this is because my son had an open heart surgery, then has to have two more, and because of that, I learned there are kids with no insurance in the same situation. I don’t get anything out of this, Brian, you phony little creep. Oh, I’ll pound you when I see you. That is my blurb. That will be my blurb for your next book. ‘Brian Kilmeade is a phony little creep.’ That’s right.”

Kimmel also has plenty to say about Bill Cassidy’s response to his segment, Chris Christie weighing in by saying Kimmel was “not a serious person,” and the freaky way that Lindsey Graham looks exactly like his deceased grandmother:

I’m not going to attack Lindsey Graham for two reasons. Number one, he’s one of the few Republicans who stands up to Donald Trump. And number two, Lindsey Graham happens to look a lot like my Grandma Jane who is now deceased. So I have a soft spot for him. I love you, Grandma Lindsey, I don’t care what you say.

Anybody would find it difficult to attack their grandmother, so you can’t really blame Kimmel here. Still, Graham is sponsoring a bill that Kimmel calls “the worst healthcare bill” yet, so maybe the grandmother comparisons should take a back seat? Or maybe Kimmel is just worried that Graham is going to get his sword out again:

UPDATE: Kilmeade responded on Fox & Friends this morning.

(Via Jimmy Kimmel Live)