Donald Trump is finally tackling one of the major issues facing our country:
How Jimmy Fallon feels about the interview he conducted with the President back in September of 2016.
About a month before he stunned the world by getting elected Commander-in-Chief, Trump sat down across from Fallon on The Tonight Show.
But the host of this iconic late-night program didn’t press The Donald on any legitimate issues plaguing the nation or challenge his knowledge on any important subject.
Nope. Instead, Fallon asked about Trump’s infamous hair and even gave it a tussle.
The comedian was LAMBASTED on social media and across various circles for this behavior, with critics taking Fallon to task for simply joking around with Trump, for treating him as a funny and harmless and jovial person.
When, in fact, as has now been proved time and again, Trump was a threat to our Democracy.
Here. Take a look below to refresh your memory over what transpired about two years ago:
Shortly after, when faced with this critcism, Fallon scoffed.
“Have you seen my show?” he asked a reporter, implying that he’s known for lobbing soft balls at his guests and prides himself on NOT being hard-hitting.
“I’m never too hard on anyone,” he added.
This is true, and it did sort of raise an interesting debate about the role/responsibilities of a late-night talk show host.
But now that Fallon has seen the horrors of a Donald Trump Presidency, most notably the separation of kids from their parents at the border over immigration issues, the former Saturday Night Live cast members has expressed regret.
Fallon said in a recent interview that he he didn’t mean to “normalize [Trump] or to say I believe in his political beliefs” and that he feels badly about it.
And, naturally, this has made him the subject of an attack from the President:
Tweeted Trump on Monday morning:
“.@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!”
Two things are notable about this Tweet:
- There are no typos! That’s incredible.
- Trump is very focused for some reason on how Fallon allegedly really did mess up his hair, as if this was a source of debate or contention.
As you can see above, Fallon has chosen to take the high road in response.
He isn’t Jimmy Kimmel or Stephen Colbert.
He has not made it this far by engaging in politics; and certainly not in tweaking the President in any way, shape or form.
Fallon has managed to make Jay Leno look polarizing by comparison.
Therefore, Fallon’s simple response to Trump baiting him is to simply say:
“In honor of the President’s tweet I’ll be making a donation to RAICES in his name.”
This is an organization in Texas dedicated to reuniting children with their mothers and/or father. It’s a great cause. We can’t fault Fallon to giving money to it obviously.
But a lot of Fallon’s core audience is comprised of Trump’s voting base.
It would at least be a little interesting to see how they would respond if Fallon and Trump actually went back and forth for a bit.
That isn’t Jimmy’s style, however.
And we can argue for weeks about whether it’s his responsibility.
All we know for certain is this:
Trump cares a lot more about a celebrity saying something negative about him than he cares about American citizens in Puerto Rico having electricity in their homes.