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Sean Hannity to Jimmy Kimmel: I Accept Your Forced Apology! Come on My Show!

After making some jokes that many viewed as homophobic, Jimmy Kimmel has apologized to the LGBT+ community.

And it appears that he's trying to quash his long-running beef with Sean Hannity at the same time. And, as the video below shows, it may have worked.

Hannity appears to have accepted Kimmel's apology -- even though he calls it "forced" -- and he's even inviting Kimmel to his show.

After rehashing the back-and-forth that's been going on between himself and Kimmel, Hannity says this of Kimmel's apology:

"On the surface, to be honest, it feels more like a forced Disney corporate apology directed more towards the LBGTQ community rather than about Kimmel’s comments about the first lady."

He seems to be pretending to say "LGBTQ" awkwardly, as if he doesn't read that acronym all of the time as part of his job, but whatever. His viewers will eat that up.

Hannity continues, saying:

"I believe everyone should accept apologies, that’s how I was raised, that’s what my religion teaches me, and I’m going to assume he’s sincere."

 

"But, from my perspective, I do really kind of enjoy a good fight, and I do agree with Jimmy in the sense that it’s time to move on."

Of course, Hannity knows where his bread is buttered, so he naturally pivots to a familiar topic for Trump fans.

"For me, it was never about Hannity vs. Jimmy Kimmel. It’s a lot bigger than that for me."

The man who once blasted Obama for ordering "fancy" mustard thinks that the media is being unfair to Trump. Honestly, that's wild.

"Just the level of hatred, vitriol against this president and his family is frankly unprecedented, as we've been talking about all night tonight."

He also refers to "the media" as "wholly an extension of the Democratic Party," which is almost funny for a few reasons, saying:

"What's even worse, we have this corrupt media industrial complex. We see it all working tonight."

Uh-huh.

Hannity then decides to extend and invitation.

"You seem sincere when you talk about healthcare. You seem sincere when you talk about the country."

Kimmel certainly is. The healthcare issue really touches him, as he'd never be able to afford care for his son if he weren't rich.

"I want to extend an invitation. You wanna come on the show, I'll promise: no name-calling, no anger."

That will be incredibly off-brand for Hannity. Also, it implies that he can reign in his anger.

"No rehashing of the Twitter fight. You want to have a serious discussion. We can talk about the President, his policies, healthcare, comedy, political correctness. ..."

That would be ... interesting.

As you may recall, Jimmy Kimmel and Sean Hannity have had some back-and-forth banter.

Hannity is sometimes regarded as the "last man standing" among long-running, big-name conservative mouthpieces at Fox News.

Kimmel has his late-night talk show on NBC and, like many Americans, blows off steam by poking fun at the endless three-ring circus known as the Trump Administration.

However, Kimmel sometimes would poke fun at Melania's accent, something that many feel should be off-limits. She never asked to be First Lady, after all.

This sparked a crude back-and-forth between Hannity and Kimmel. 

The very back-and-forth that escalated, with Kimmel's jokes becoming homophobic and Hannity comparing Kimmel to an alleged rapist. Yikes.

When Kimmel suggested that Hannity and Trump were in a sexual relationship, he certainly intended for it to inflame and embarrass Hannity, who is not exactly known as a friend of the LGBT+ community.

But the results are homophobic. Calling someone gay to upset them is pretty blatantly homophobic, regardless of your intentions.

So it's good that Jimmy apologized.

For the record, though, Sean Hannity used Jimmy Kimmel's appearance on that gross and sexist The Man Show (and yes, it was, even at the time) to compare him to Harvey Weinstein.

Those women on that show signed up to be there. That's a far cry from, you know, the women who accuse Harvey Weinstein of harassing, threatening, and raping them.

One worries that Hannity doesn't understand the distinction between gross behavior (for a television role) that has been unlearned and unforgivable acts of predation. 

Will he accept Hannity's invitation? Some would wonder what the point could be. Hannity's politics speak for themselves. Anyone still watching his show isn't likely to be swayed.

The only likely result is the normalization of Hannity's radically pro-Trump views and an undeserved ratings boost for Hannity.

Kind of hard to see what Kimmel has to gain from that. But he might go for it.

It's worth noting that Hannity also threatens to further embarrass Kimmel if the latter decides to reignite their feud. 

He apparently tasked producers to come up with, we're guessing, a lot of dumb statements and awkward moments of him goggling at women on The Man Show.

Like Hannity, I agree that it would be nice to see fewer people take shots at Barron Trump, Melania Trump, and things like Trump's typically American diet. 

(I'm a guy who eats kale-and-chicken burgers when I "get a burger," but if someone wants to eat a bucket of KFC or whatever, more power to them)

There are so many totally fair targets for ridicule. For example, almost everything else about Donald Trump.

 
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Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes to LGBT Community, Aims to Squash Beef with Sean Hannity

All Jimmy Kimmel is saying to Sean Hannity is...

... let's give peace a chance.

Of course, this is not ALL Kimmel has been saying to Hannity, which is why the talk show host issued a lengthy statement on Twitter over the weekend.

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Over the past several days, Kimmel and Hannity have been embroiled in quite a feud.

It started when the former made a few cracks about Melania Trump's accent, which prompted Hannity to call Kimmel an "ass clown."

(Kimmel had quipped about the First Lady pronouncing "this" as "dis" and setting a poor example for some school kids to whom she was reading.)

Kimmel made some jokes online in response, calling out Hannity for never exactly defending women or immigrants in the past, to which Hannity replied by playing clips of Kimmel as host of The Man Show many years ago.

He referred to Kimmel as "Harvey Weinstein Jr" and as a "pervert" for the way in which he interacted with women on this program back in the day.

From there, Kimmel made cracks about Hannity leaving lipstick on President Donald Trump's rear end and wondering whether Hannity was a "top" or a "bottom" in his relationship with the Commander-in-Chief.

It was these jabs that, at least in part, have caused Kimmel to put an end to his back-and-forth with Hannity.

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“By lampooning Sean Hannity’s deference to the President, I most certainly did not intend to belittle or upset members of the gay community and to those who took offense, I apologize,” wrote Kimmel, adding that he did "have fun" exchanging barbs with Hannity.

HOWEVER...

"After some thought I realize that the level of vitriol (mine and me included) does nothing good for anyone and, in fact, is harmful to our country.”

The comedian also touched on “vile attacks” against his wife and “wishes for death” on his infant son that he had received as a result of the exchange, expressing hope that the instigators would “give their words and actions thought.”

Tongue firmly planed in cheek at times, Kimmel got in a few shots at Hannity while still seeking to calm tempers, writing:

I will take Sean Hannity at his word that he was genuinely offended by what I believed and still believe to be a harmless and silly aside referencing our First Lady's accent.

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."

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Hannity did not respond to this statement with one of his own.

Not yet at least anyway.

"Just had this pop up. I am at a tournament with my daughter. I'll have a full and comprehensive response tomorrow on Hannity. 9 EST FOX," the Fox News veteran Tweeted on Sunday.

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Even before this argument with Hannity, Kimmel was often a target of disdain from conservatives.

He has used his platform often of late to advocate for various causes, breaking down in tears at one point over a failure of Congress to pass gun control legislation.

Kimmel also pushed hard and emotionally for universal health care after his newborn son had to undergo emergency heart surgery last year.

You can watch Kimmel and his child together in the following video while the world anxiously waits to see if Hannity responds to Kimmel's statement with class and maturity or...

... LOL, who are we kidding?

While we wait to see just how Hannity brags about how he clearly won this ongoing debate.

Ellen DeGeneres Gifts Jimmy Kimmel a Hospital Room Named in His Son’s Honor

There's more to Jimmy Kimmel than interviews with Stormy Daniels or with The Bachelor favorite Bekah Martinez. He's a husband and a father.

He's opened up on his show about his son Billy's serious congenital heart problems that require multiple surgeries.

As you'll see in the sweet video below, Ellen DeGeneres has found a beautiful and meaningful way to honor his son's health battle.

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Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres affirm their friendship.

The two then discuss Jimmy Kimmel's young son's ongoing health battle. He was born with genetic heart disease.

Congenital heart problems can often be serious or even fatal, but Billy has undergone surgeries in an attempt to save his lie.

It's hard on Jimmy Kimmel and his wife. It's harder still on Billy.

When Ellen shares that she's about to spring one of her famous surprises on Jimmy Kimmel, he looks genuinely surprised.

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(Here, we see Jimmy Kimmel pinching his hand in an attempt to use acupressure to prevent himself for crying. Ellen tells him that the pressure point is for headaches. He's so goofy)

As it turns out, the wonderful surprise that Ellen has for Jimmy and his family is that she's had a hospital room named after Billy.

It is named in honor of him, not in memory -- Billy is alive, folks.

It's a sweet move. Cynical critics might describe it as an "empty gesture," but it's not like Ellen can just magically heal Jimmy's son. This is a sweet thing to do.

And Ellen had another surprise for Jimmy Kimmel -- she had some of his son's nurses from the hospital in the audience.

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Jimmy Kimmel has brought his son onto the stage with him as he continues to share Billy's health battle with audiences.

His candid sharing of that part of his life has made him one of the most vocal supporters of health care reform.

Many point to his moving, tearful monologues when they talk about the need for universal health care -- that no one and especially no child should be condemned to die because they aren't rich.

Jimmy Kimmel of course, is rich enough to afford his son's treatments.

Any other family would have to try crowdsourcing or bankruptcy in an effort to save their baby's life.

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During his interview with Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel opens up about how emotional he gets.

As we mention, he shares that he sometimes pinches an acupressure point on his hand as an effort to hold back tears.

Ellen corrects him -- acupressure points can sometimes have multiple purposes, but the point that he pinches to no avail is supposed to help with headache relief.

So, you know, no wonder that doesn't work for him.

Also, his teary eyes are a refreshing dose of emotional honesty in a society that tries to tell men that they're not supposed to cry.

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As you can see in the video below, both Jimmy and Ellen are delights.

But you probably already knew that.

(Of course, people who think that Ellen DeGeneres is part of the "deep state" that the US doesn't have in the first place probably think that Jimmy's part of the same nonexistent organization)

Watch this sweet video -- and hear Jimmy Kimmel's anecdote of crying at someone else's wedding when he worked as a DJ.

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Bekah Martinez Reveals How She Became a Missing Persons Case

If you follow The Bachelor Spoilers, Bekah M's elimination probably wasn't a huge shock.

But you know what was weird for everyone? Reports that Bekah M's mother reported her missing while she was on The Bachelor

As you'll see in the video below, Bekah herself is now explaining everything to Jimmy Kimmel.

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If you read our The Bachelor recap or watched the episode, you know that Bekah Martinez -- the famously young contestant -- was finally eliminated from the competition.

Tia, in her desperation to win Arie, sabotaged Bekah M by telling Arie that the 22-year-old isn't ready for marriage.

And then Bekah got eliminated, though Tia didn't really do herself any favors, either.

All of this comes on top of the story of how Bekah came to be reported missing to the police.

As the story goes, Bekah Martinez's mother didn't know where Bekah was while she was on The Bachelor, vying for Arie Lyendyk Jr's heart. And so her mother ended up reporting her missing.

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As you'll see in the video below, Bekah -- though she was definitely reported missing -- wants to clear the air, which is why she spoke to Jimmy Kimmel.

"I wanted to set the record straight. See, a lot of people thought I lied to my mother, saying that I was on a farm when I was actually on The Bachelor."

Very specifically, a marijuana farm in Northern California. Police note that some such farms are still unlicensed, and any illegal business can be dangerous. Particularly for a young woman.

"But no, I had already been eliminated from the show."

Which, of course, happened under the cover of secrecy. But she did head out of town for a while.

"And I just decided to go up to the mountains for a couple of weeks."

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She describes how her mother came to worry.

"And I was there for six or seven days without phone service, [and] I thought that I was going to have phone service. And I'd told my mother that I would."

Some parents are fine with that (again, Bekah is an adult). Others, well, start to panic. And apparently Bekah realized that she'd been out of touch for too long.

"And you know, I just had this weird feeling on like the sixth or seventh day, I was like 'I need to go home now.'"

But it was a little too late.

"So I got in my car, drove to where I had service, called my parents. And, yeah, come to find out, only twelve hours before, my mother called the Humboldt Sheriff’s Department saying that I was missing."

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Bekah does clarify that yes, this was a marijuana farm, though she clearly prefers to characterize the place as "the mountains."

"I’m not a weed farmer. I’m still a nanny in L.A."

Obviously, folks, she doesn't want to get a reputation. See, her friend has a marijuana farm.

Bekah was just there visiting in the aftermath of what must have been a bizarre and high-pressure experience filming The Bachelor.

Also, it's great that she and so many of her fellow contenders keep in touch.

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Our favorite part of that interview might be when Bekah confesses that she'd have preferred if the leading man had been Peter.

You and the viewers both, girl. The Bachelor Nation has not been subtle about how they feel about Peter or about Arie.

And speaking of Arie's reputation with fans, it was speculated before this season got started that Arie was on the show to build up his brand.

Bekah is 22. Arie wouldn't endear himself to anyone by sending her home in the first episode, but his glaring age gap would have made him seem creepy if he'd taken her too close to the end. For this reason, a lot of fans were not surprised to see Bekah go.

But a lot of folks were sorry to see her leave. She was such a treat.

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Stormy Daniels Discusses Her Trump Affair on Jimmy Kimmel

In what would have been a huge scandal for a normal presidency, Donald Trump is accused of having had an affair with a porn star and then paying her hush money out of his own campaign fund.

Stormy Daniels, however, is not at liberty to speak on what may or may not have happened. But that doesn't prevent her from talking to Jimmy Kimmel.

You might think that an interview with someone under an NDA would be boring. As you'll see in the video below, this interview is anything but.

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The alleged affair took place in 2006, just months after the birth of his son, Barron. He had been married to Melania for a little over a year.

Though initial reports described only one sexual encounter, a later report on the details of "generic" sex with Trump revealed a lot -- including that their relationship went on for months.

Also, Trump is terrified of sharks. Allegedly.

Stormy Daniels, who was born Stephanie Clifford, allegedly had to sign a non-disclosure agreement in exchange for $130,000 which was reportedly paid to her by Trump's lawyer using funds from his 2016 Presidential campaign.

So, though she reportedly spoke about this years ago, she is not at liberty to confirm or deny ... anything.

Despite that, this video below is one hell of an interview.

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Fans of Trump who believe that this is all some sort of conspiracy to discredit Trump  like to portray Stormy Daniels as some Leftist concoction.

(Which is silly. Discredit Trump? Anyone still giving credit to Trump is fine with everything he's said and done since day one of his campaign, and probably cannot be reached by anything or anyone. He could eat a live puppy on television and they'd go "And YOU thought he didn't like dogs!")

The reality, however, is that Stormy Daniels is someone who promoted Trump businesses (attending the launch of Trump Vodka, for example; one of his many failed enterprises).

She's also -- unbelievably -- a big fan of Sarah Palin's. Remember when Sarah Palin almost being Vice President was the worst thing that we could imagine? It turns out that she was just foreshadowing.

So she doesn't quite fit the mold for a left-wing hero.

That said ... she appears to have a great sense of humor.

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We suppose that you have to know how to laugh if you're one of the humans cursed with the knowledge of what Trump's penis looks like.

And Stormy Daniels really shows off her sense of humor and wit in her interview with Jimmy Kimmel.

(Some may say that Jimmy Kimmel or someone else coached her with funny, non-disclosing replies to his questions ahead of time. Even if that's the case, keeping her cool like she does is still impressive)

We can see why she says that her favorite show is Saturday Night Live. She'd be pretty good on an improv show.

And before you say that she's not an actress, remember that she was a porn star, that she's also a porn director, and that she was apparently able spend time with Trump without him being clued in to disgust.

And, in this video below, Stormy expresses some definite disgust.

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One of the cutest moments is when Jimmy Kimmel holds up a Trump doll that looks like it belongs in a Chucky film, asking her to show him what she and Trump did together.

Rather than complying, she holds up a Stormy Daniels doll with tape over its mouth. Very cute.

Another funny moment is when Jimmy lays out three carrots of different sizes and tries to get Stormy to choose one (by which he means that he's trying to get her divulge details about Trump's penis).

Stormy abstains, replying: "Who wants a carrot?!" That's a big mood.

On a sad note, she mentions the lies that have been concocted about her on the internet. She doesn't single out the stuff about Trump as lies, just conspiracy theory stuff about her that people make up. That's not cool.

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It's no exaggeration to say that Stormy Daniels made us laugh or at least chuckle with almost everything that she said.

Part of that is Jimmy being a good host, but a lot of it is just Stormy being charismatic and likable.

Even if we don't see eye-to-eye with her politics, we can agree that she's a charming person.

Also, she doesn't deserve the lies that people concoct about her. Especially because she's a mom.

Perhaps, one day, she'll be free to tell all about Trump. That will be quite an experience.

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Arie Luyendyk Jr.: Did He Just Reveal Who Wins The Bachelor?

Jimmy Kimmel is at it again, interviewing Arie Luyendyk Jr. and pressing him to reveal forbidden The Bachelor spoilers.

Naturally, Arie can't actually divulge how the season goes. You know how this works.

Except that, as you'll see in the video below, it looks like Arie may have slipped up and revealed something that he didn't mean to.

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As you know, Jimmy Kimmel has a history of interviewing each season's Bachelor (or Bachelorette) and confronting them with his wife's theory of which contestants will make it the farthest ... and who will win.

Molly -- Jimmy's wife -- tends to do pretty well with her guesses. But only pretty well.

For example, Jimmy interviewed Rachel Lindsay at the beginning of her season of The Bachelorette. The theory presented? That Rachel was engaged to Peter Kraus.

That was a simpler, more innocent time, when people believed that Rachel Lindsay had sense.

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Arie, of course, insists that he can't reveal anything.

In fact, though past Bachelors and Bachelorettes have said "oh, my fiance and I are just laying low until the season ends," Arie's taking that a step further.

He's refusing to even tell Jimmy Kimmel when the last time that he saw his fiancee was.

Weird.

But then Jimmy Kimmel stops asking -- and starts sharing his theories. Well, his wife's theories.

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We already know who Arie Luyendyk Jr's final four will be, but here are the names that Jimmy listed:

First up is Tia Booth. Because Tia is nice and likable and so are her friends, though Jimmy (well, really Molly) predicts that Arie won't pick her in the end.

Next is Chelsea, whom Jimmy has pegged as this season's Bachelor Villain -- great to keep around as fodder (though ... all the way to the final four might be too much).

Then comes Bekah M, and we can only assume that her youth played a role in getting her into the (imagined) final four.

Or perhaps Jimmy Kimmel just wanted to highlight how rare short hair is in the franchise.

As if to emphasize the many, many redundant names in this season, Jimmy also named Becca K (Becca Kufrin, not to be confused with Bekah with a K), whom he noted Arie must have taken notice of to some degree after just the first episode.

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Jimmy Kimmel even goes so far as to name Becca Kufrin as the prospective winner.

Now, if you've taken the plunge into our spoilers, you know who Arie chooses at the end of the season.

But what's catching people's attention is how Arie responded -- seeming to let his guard slip -- when Jimmy brought up Chelsea, the potential "villain."

"Chelsea, you gave her the first impression rose, she’s very attractive, she’s aggressive."

He uses that aggression -- often a positive quality -- to lead into how he sees her role on the show playing out this season.

"She’s also clearly going to be the villain, so you need to keep her around for a while."

The producers need to do that. Arie may have other priorities.

"You won’t pick her, you’ll just keep giving her roses so she can antagonize everyone else in the house."

Arie seemed to break character in that moment (as you'll see in the video), going from nodding to shaking his head. Was he saying that she's not in his final four, or protesting her "villain" label?

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We don't know.

Jimmy Kimmel created a distraction after he'd named all four women, by proposing that Arie have a threesome (since he'd mentioned falling in love with two contestants) with Becca and with Bekah.

Jimmy's delivery sounds more like a guy broing it out and less like someone promoting healthy polyamory, so it was a line bound to rub people the wrong way.

But also a line bound to help Jimmy take some of the heat for Arie's possible slip-up.

Decide for yourself if Arie really slipped up -- or if it's some kind of misdirect or whatever -- by watching the video below.

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Jimmy Kimmel Makes Emotional Return… with a Surprise Guest!

Jimmy Kimmel made a triumphant, emotional and tear-filled return to late-night television on Monday.

After taking last week off because his child had a heart procedure, the comedian came out for his opening monologue yesterday with a very special guest:

His son, Billy!

“I was out last week – because this guy had heart surgery," Kimmel told his audience, his seven-month in his arms and tears in his eyes.

"But look he’s fine everybody, he may have pooped but he’s fine. Daddy cries on TV but Billy doesn’t… it’s unbelievable.”

Kimmel shared the story of Billy's health problems with viewers back in May.

He then became an advocate for universal health care, making it his mission to make sure kids everywhere - regardless of their parents' wealth - could afford the best care possible.

In this case, though, the only message Kimmel sent was about little Billy and how he's holding up these days.

“Billy is doing great, by the way. He has one more surgery – this is amazing – he had an operation a week ago," the host said, adding:

"They say he’ll probably on track to win at least a bronze medal at the Olympics in 2036.”

Billy was born in April.

He underwent his first surgery just days later because he wasn't getting enough oxygen, the doctors explained at the time.

After giving a heartfelt speech about his son and pushing for a better health care system, Kimmel found himself at the center of a political debate.

But he held his ground. He continued his fight.

And, most importantly, so did little Billy.

During his monologue, Kimmel called out politicians and referred to the Children's Health Insurance Policy.

"Why hasn't CHIP been funded already?" he asked. "If these were potato chips they were taking away from us, we would be marching on Washington with pitchforks and spears right now."

He added:

"Jam the House and Senate phones tonight, tomorrow - as long as it takes. Tell them to take a break from tax cuts for a minute and fully fund CHIP immediately."

Watch the adorable toddler and his father make all late-night viewers cry now:

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