You see, all of this really traces back to 2016, which is when Fallon famously had then-candidate Trump on The Tonight Show for what was a casual, lighthearted interview … one in which Fallon patted his hair to see if it was real, among other things. Fallon came under fire after the fact for “humanizing” Trump, something that he has said that he regrets in many different interviews after the fact. Fallon has said often that he doesn’t believe The Tonight Show to be a political show (The Late Show has topped it in the ratings more often since it took more of a political spin), but occasionally the host does choose to take on topics that he considers to be relevant and important to the country. He views issues like mass tragedies like some of the recent shootings as human issues as opposed to political ones.
Following Trump’s social-media attack, Fallon had no choice other than to respond — but he chose to do so with a simple message rather than getting involved in a social-media war. In a post on social media (which CarterMatt has for you below) he indicated that he would be making a donation to RAICES in the President’s name.
For those wondering, this organization (otherwise known as the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) helps people in a critical time in their lives — something that is vastly important amidst the crisis that is going on at the border. This is something that almost everyone within the late-night community is coming out against; having the donation be in Trump’s name is mostly just another way in which to needle him, which is certainly understandable since Trump questioned his manhood in his original post and referred to him as “whimpering” in a social media post. Trump also claimed that Fallon originally called him up and talked about ratings, which has been a familiar talking point for him when talking about his presence on television.
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