Trump asks a "whimpering" Jimmy Fallon to "man up" after the talk show host regrets episode with messing the president's hair
President Trump claims that Fallon had even called to boast about the monster ratings that episode got the show. Fallon responded by saying he will now donate to the RAICES.
President Donald Trump spares no one on Twitter and TV show host Jimmy Fallon is the latest target of his social media rage. After Jimmy confessed in a podcast last week that he actually felt like he had "made a mistake", when he had ruffled Trump's hair in his show back in September 2016 on 'Saturday Night Live', Trump fired back at him. At the time, Trump was a presidential nominee. The incident was said to have "normalized" him. Jimmy clarified, however, that he did not support Trump.
President Trump took to Twitter and wrote that Jimmy Fallon "is now whimpering to all that he did the famous “hair show” with me (where he seriously messed up my hair), & that he would have now done it differently because it is said to have “humanized” me-he is taking heat. He called & said “monster ratings.” Be a man Jimmy!"
This tweet comes after Jimmy said that though he played with his hair, he didn't mean it as a gesture of support. "I did not do it to 'normalize' him or to say I believe in his political beliefs or any of that stuff," he said on a podcast with The Hollywood Reporter.
He also spoke up about the negative response to the gesture. He said it was hard for him. "It's tough for morale. You go, 'Alright, we get it. I heard you. You made me feel bad. So now what? Are you happy? I'm depressed. Do you want to push me more? What do you want me to do? You want me to kill myself? What would make you happy? Get over it," he said.
"It just got bigger and out of control," the show host said. "They know the show. I'm just doing five hours a week. I get in at 10 in the morning, I work 'til seven at night and I'm just trying to make a funny show," he said seemingly frustrated that his fans did not know any better.
Addressing the audience, Fallon said, "You know the grind and you know me. Of all the people in the world, I'm one of the good people — I mean, really. You don't even know what you're talking about if you say that I'm evil or whatever," he said. Lamenting the recoil, he said, "People just jump on the train, and some people don't even want to hear anything else. They're like, 'No, you did that!' You go, 'Well, just calm down and just look at the whole thing and actually see my body of work.'"
Soon after the interview, his show's ratings fell. The NBC show reportedly lost one-fifth of its regular viewers that went to Stephen Colbert's 'The Late Show' that airs on CBS. Colbert's show is said to have more liberal-leaning ideas. Trump had previously come on Jimmy's first late night show on NBC called 'Late Night', not once or twice but seven times. It was during the time the president was a reality star when he chiseled business talent in his show 'Apprentice'.
Now, after President Trump's tweet asking him to stop whimpering and man up, Fallon responded by tweeting:
In honor of the President’s tweet I’ll be making a donation to RAICES in his name.— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 25, 2018