Jimmy Fallon Fires Back at President Trump

Friday, 29 Jun, 2018

Jimmy said that when he first saw that the president had bashed him on Twitter, his first instinct was to immediately tweet back. "He's the president! What are you doing?" he said. There's nothing else I want to do.

At a rally in SC on Monday night, President Trump said he'd discovered a new showbiz fan in director David Lynch.

"I'll try to be more of a man", Fallon said.

"Now I wouldn't do that show, the guy's awful", Trump said about Kimmel. I agreed to do his show, and because I guess I was running at the time, he got tremendous ratings on that show. Earlier this week, he hit back at the president's "be a man" tweet, which came after Fallon said he regretted the pre-election interview from 2016 when he tousled Trump's hair. "He called & said 'monster ratings'".

In response, Fallon used his Monday night monologue to return some goofy fire and, in an uncommon move for the Tonight Show host, basically call the President dumber than a box of rocks.

The hair-messing TV appearance caused an outcry at the time, with critics accusing Fallon of "humanising" a person who encouraged hateful rhetoric.

He recently apologised for the incident in a podcast with The Hollywood Reporter. And this battle between Trump and Fallon appears to be far from over.

Fallon also said he made a donation in Trump's name to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, which is working to reunite parents and children separated at the border by immigration officials.

Fallon responded on Twitter with a nod to the plight of young immigrants caught up in Trump's zero-tolerance administration policies. "They're my favorite peanut butter cup, '" Fallon said.

Fallon is just the latest in a long line of public figures to spark the president's ire.

"The Tonight Show" returned to its NY origins when "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" made its broadcast debut from Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center.

"I mean, honestly, are these people amusing?"

At the rally, Trump also mentioned Colbert."The guy on CBS, what a lowlife". I can laugh at myself, frankly, if I couldn't I'd be in big trouble. "But there's no talent, he's not, they're not like, talented people".