In May 2016, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” writer Tony Barbieri crashed a Bernie Sanders rally near San Diego, pretending to be a Donald Trump superfan.

Tony Barbieri as Jake Byrd the Roy Moore supporter is kicked out of Senate candidate’s rally in Alabama. Image via
This week, Barbieri did the same to a Roy Moore for Senate rally in Alabama — also for the Republican candidate.

Kimmel aired it during his monologue.

“Playing the fictional character Jake Byrd, Barbieri appeared in the crowd shouting satirical support for Moore while others heckled and interrupted the candidate’s speech,” CNN said of the rally incident.

That led to a Twitter exchange between Kimmel and Moore that excited both sets of followers — 69,800 for Moore and 10.5 million for Kimmel.

“.@jimmykimmel If you want to mock our Christian values, come down here to Alabama and do it man to man. #ALSen,” Moore tweeted.

Kimmel accepted the challenge — taking it as an invite to fisticuffs.

“There is no one I would love to fight more than you,” Kimmel said. “I will put my Christian values aside just for you and for that fight.”

Kimmel told Moore he would “wear a Girl Scout uniform so you can have something to get excited about” and suggested they should both donate proceeds of the gate to charity.

“My charity will be the women who came forward to say you molested them,” Kimmel said.

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