President Trump tells Jimmy Fallon to 'be a man' over hair-mussing

President Trump claims Jimmy Fallon bragged about 'monster ratings' after infamous hair-ruffling 'Tonight Show' episode

President Trump claims Jimmy Fallon bragged about 'monster ratings' after infamous hair-ruffling 'Tonight Show' episode

Donald Trump has told United States talk show Jimmy Fallon to "be a man" and stop "whimpering" over the backlash he received for playfully messing up the politician's hair.

Fallon was accused of going to easy on then-presidential candidate Trump after the hair-tousling interview in 2016, which resulted in a ratings loss for the popular host. Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel's ratings have been raising since they have been mocking Trump and his entourage.

The President took to his favorite figurative megaphone, Twitter, on Sunday night to tell the late-night host to "Be a man".

Fallon recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he "made a mistake" on the September 15, 2016, episode and would do it differently.

Clearly, POTUS thinks he did just fine. Get over it.'" Fallon adds, "I'm sorry. "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..."

He said of his critics: "Do you want to push me more?". What do you want me to do? "I never will. That's someone else's job at NBC". You happy? I'm depressed. "You know the grind and you know me".

The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) is a Texas-based non-profit that offers free and low-priced legal services to immigrant kids and their families.

Calling it a "downtime", Fallon said that he "made a mistake", and apologized if he "made anyone mad".

Trump then responded on Sunday (June 24) in a tweet.

While Fallon might not care about the ratings, it seems that at least one person does: the president. "And, looking back, I would do it differently". The late-night host wrote on Twitter that "In honor of the President's tweet I'll be making a donation to RAICES in his name".