You know the story: people-pleaser Jimmy Fallon invited Donald Trump onto his show in 2015, playfully tousled his hair, and normalized a monster who would soon after become the President of the United States. Fallon was immediately criticized, and has seen a decline in ratings ever since the episode aired.
The whole thing made headlines again after The Tonight Show host held a pity party for himself over at The Hollywood Reporter last week, saying, in part:
"I did not do it to 'normalize' him or to say I believe in his political beliefs or any of that stuff... 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.' 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."
This weekend, Trump fired off a tweet in response, telling Jimmy to: "Be a man!" (He also managed to call the episode "famous," and even dropped in that he allegedly got Fallon "monster ratings.")
.@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
Fallon did just about the only thing he could do at this point, which is better than nothing, and declared on Twitter that he would be making a donation to RAICES in the President's name.
In honor of the President’s tweet I’ll be making a donation to RAICES in his name.
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 25, 2018
RAICES (the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) has raised over $20 million in their effort to help migrant families separated at the border.