Jimmy Fallon donates to RAICES in Trump’s name following Twitter attack

Brenda Watkins
June 26, 2018

Jimmy Fallon got criticism after Trump won the election. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Fallon said. "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 received enormous backlash for the lighthearted conversation and playfully mussing Trump's hair, and recently said on a Hollywood Reporter podcast that it was "a mistake" and he wished he would have handled the situation differently. But he can't avoid it when the politics come to him.

Trump claimed Fallon had, in fact, called him and mentioned "monster ratings".

But that happened after the usually apolitical Fallon had taped his opening remarks, during which he led with, "Before we begin, I just wanna give a shout out to our show's No. 1 fan - the President of the United States!" It's pretty much the only thing I have in common with National Football League players. He's the president! What are you doing?

He said that when he went to do Kimmel's show during the 2016 campaign, "He would stand outside of the studio waiting for me.... Of all the people in the world, I'm one of the good people - I mean, really, '" Fallon said, directing his comments at his critics.

Fallon responded that announcing that he had donated to a Texas non-profit, RAICES, which helps immigrant parents separated from their children at the border.

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Trump also said that he "made a fortune" for NBC with "The Apprentice", but complained that the network now treats "me horribly".

Fallon took a few other gentle jabs at Trump - "A new poll found that 58 per cent of Americans think President Trump is intelligent. Get over it."' Fallon further expressed remorse ..., 'I'm sorry if I made anyone mad. The president then told Fallon to "be a man". Shimkus and the Fox co-hosts condemned Fallon's charity gesture as more "divisiveness", more "Trump-hate".

Meanwhile, at a rally in SC on Monday night, Trump was still talking about Fallon and ratings. But you know what?

The host also noted that the ratings for his show have actually fallen since Trump appeared on the program two years ago.

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