HAH! Trump Slams Two-Faced Jimmy Fallon: “Be a Man, Jimmy!”
In September of 2016 shortly before the election, Trump appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Fallon asked Trump if he could ‘mess up his hair.’
Trump was a good sport and let Fallon mess up his hair for laughs and of course it got great ratings.
Now Jimmy Fallon regrets messing up Trump’s hair on his show shortly before the election because it ‘normalized’ him.
President Trump slammed Fallon in response.
“I did not do it to ‘normalize’ him or to say I believe in his political beliefs or any of that stuff,” says Jimmy Fallon at the point, during our recording of an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast, when our conversation inevitably arrives at the Sept. 15, 2016, episode of The Tonight Show. That evening, with late night’s most iconic program sitting atop the 11:30 p.m. ratings, Fallon welcomed as his guest Donald Trump, whom Fallon had previously interviewed seven times on his first NBC late-night show, Late Night, during the Apprentice era, and then taped a sketch with a year before on The Tonight Show, when Trump was a long-shot candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Now, though, Trump was the nominee — albeit one given no real chance of defeating Hillary Clinton — and Fallon, as jovial an on-screen presence as anyone who has ever held a late-night job, tossed him some softball questions and then asked for — and was granted — permission to “mess up” Trump’s hair, which long had been the subject of speculation and derision.
It was, it turned out, the biggest mistake of Fallon’s career. He almost immediately began taking incoming fire on social media from people who felt that Trump was an existential threat to America whom Fallon had ‘normalized’ for people who were still on the fence about him. “It just got bigger and out of control,” Fallon recalls, speaking in his office at 30 Rock. Then came the shots from Fallon’s colleagues. “I saw other comedians from other shows making fun of me on Twitter and I go, ‘Okay, now I’m just gonna get off,'” he says.
Here’s the VIDEO:
President Trump blasted Jimmy Fallon on Sunday evening.
Trump tweeted: [email protected] 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!
.@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