President Trump and Jimmy Fallon continued their war of words Monday with the commander-in-chief blasting the comic at a rally and the late night funnyman mocking his rival’s incessant mean tweeting on his late night show.
“He (Fallon) looks like a lost soul,” Trump said during a South Carolina campaign event for Gov. Henry McMaster. “But you know what he’s a nice guy. I agreed to do his show, and because I guess I was running at the time, he got tremendous ratings on that show. Killed everybody, right? He should be thankful. He shouldn’t be upset and angry.”
NY Post reports,
Trump has been mad at the host of NBC’s “Tonight Show” for saying he regrets having him on his show during the 2016 campaign — in an appearance that lacked tough questions and included Fallon playfully teasing the future president’s famed hair.
Fallon told The Hollywood Reporter last week that he gets why fans are mad at him: “I heard you. You made me feel bad. So now what? Are you happy? I’m depressed?”
Trump, angered by the comment, went after Fallon via Twitter on Sunday chastising him: “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
In his opening monologue on Monday, the generally apolitical Fallon targeted Trump with a number of zingers.
“When I saw that Trump insulted me on Twitter, I was gonna tweet back immediately, but I thought, `I have more important things to do.’ Then I thought, `Wait – shouldn’t he have more important things to do?’” Fallon said.
Fallon also took comical issue with First Lady Melania Trump – who has said she wants to make cyberbullying one of her priorities.
“As you may have heard, last night, the President of the United States went after me on Twitter. So Melania, if you’re watching, I don’t think your anti-bullying campaign is working,” Fallon cracked during his monologue.