Late-night host Jimmy Fallon joked on Wednesday that the standing ovations President Trump said he received from Senate Republicans this week on Capitol Hill were people getting up to leave the meeting.

“Trump was tweeting again today. He said that his big meeting with GOP senators was a lovefest, with multiple standing ovations,” Fallon said during his monologue on “The Tonight Show.” “Yep, they were mostly people getting up to leave, but still, that counts as a standing ovation.”

Trump said he received “multiple standing ovations” after a policy lunch on Tuesday with Senate Republicans.


“So nice being with Republican Senators today. Multiple standing ovations! Most are great people who want big Tax Cuts and success for U.S.,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyLouisiana Democrat running for US Senate smokes marijuana in campaign ad MORE (R-La.) said Tuesday that the president received three standing ovations at the policy meeting.

Trump again referenced the ovations in a tweet early Wednesday, when he slammed retiring Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeCruz to get Nord Stream 2 vote as part of deal on Biden nominees Democrats threaten to play hardball over Cruz's blockade Rubio vows to slow-walk Biden's China, Spain ambassador nominees MORE (R-Ariz.).

“Jeff Flake, with an 18% approval rating in Arizona, said 'a lot of my colleagues have spoken out.' Really, they just gave me a standing O!” Trump wrote.