President Donald Trump, seemingly out of nowhere, took to Twitter on Sunday night to lay into NBC late night host Jimmy Fallon for thanking Trump for the “monster ratings” for an episode where he tusseld the then candidates hair:
.@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
So, where’d he see or read this?
Have to wonder what is being played on SuperTivo at any given moment https://t.co/wyJbEgvKiA
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 25, 2018
Apparently Fallon’s comments where he said he’d do things differently was first reported in the Hollywood Reporter:
“It was definitely a down time,” Fallon somberly says of the period after Trump’s last appearance on his show. “And it’s tough for morale. There’s 300 people that work here, and so when people are talking that bad about you and ganging up on you, in a really gang-mentality…” Choking up, he continues, “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.'” Fallon adds, “I’m sorry. I don’t want to make anyone angry — I never do and I never will. It’s all in the fun of the show. I made a mistake. I’m sorry if I made anyone mad. And, looking back, I would do it differently.”
And as you’d expect, the blue-checks aren’t happy:
As the result of Trump's policies, three month old babies have been taken away from their parents and detained.
He's tweeting about an appearance on the Tonight Show from two years ago. https://t.co/6jd4nOVSWq
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 25, 2018
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) June 25, 2018
Have you found the babies yet? https://t.co/LyU3g9KJBj
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) June 25, 2018
It will never be normal or acceptable for a president to speak about people he doesn't like this way! And someone who isn't even a political opponent!! https://t.co/f2esh0QJmV
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) June 25, 2018
This is perhaps the most incomprehensible tweet I've ever seen from the [deep breath] president of the united states of america https://t.co/kXqfAANWxn
— Justin Ling (@Justin_Ling) June 25, 2018
But as Twitchy regular Adam Baldwin points out, the tweet is true:
Fallon is also being a little bit hypocritical here. NBC and Fallon had no problem hosting Trump way before he ran for president and many of the things libs criticize Trump for now were widely known then.
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) February 26, 2013
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) October 30, 2012
A special Valentine’s Day episode also in 2012:
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) February 15, 2012
A bday greeting in 2011:
Happy bday to Donald Trump, who was born 65 years ago today! It was sweet. Obama sent him a Hallmark card that said, “Prove it.” #FallonMono
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 14, 2011
NBC and Jimmy Fallon created the Trump that won the nomination in a lot of ways:
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) January 14, 2011
And now he wants to distance himself from the man?