June 25, 2018
Donald Trump mocked The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon for complaining about his low ratings and the backlash he received after a 2016 interview with the president. Netizens said the president should have better things to do.
Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to say that Jimmy Fallon should be “be a man” and stop “whimpering.”
.@jimmyfallon 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
In a softball interview with Trump just before the 2016 election, Fallon joked about Trump’s hair and even mussed it up. Now, he says that he would have done it “differently,” and that it was a “mistake.”
“I did not do it to ‘normalize’ him or to say I believe in his political beliefs or any of that stuff,” Fallon told The Hollywood Reporter.
It was the most brilliant interview and @realDonaldTrump was a great sport!
And for sorry souls in Hollywood here’s some news: Donald is going to BREEZE #Election2020! For anyone who missed it, here’s the interview itself https://t.co/gtABSJouOf
— Edward Anthony Rayne (@rayne_ea) June 19, 2018
Attempting to be jovial and apolitical in his interview with the president, Fallon has since faced backlash from Trump opponents and his show eventually lost its spot at the top of the late night talk shows to Stephen Colbert’s more liberal ‘The Late Show’ on CBS. Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel’s ratings have been raising since they have been mocking Trump and his entourage.
Trump frequently strikes back at his attackers over Twitter, prompting comments that he should focus on more important things.
Donald, for heaven’s sake, do you not have ANYTHING better to do? You are embarrassing yourself.
— Midwesterner🧘♀️🌻🍎 (@OSULynne) June 25, 2018
THIS is what the President of the United States thinks is important to share today?
— Robin Donohue (@DonohueRobin) June 25, 2018