Late-night host Jimmy Fallon hit back at a critical tweet from President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE, questioning why Trump was taking the time to go after him on Twitter.
“When I saw that Trump insulted me on Twitter, I was gonna tweet back immediately, but I thought, ‘I have more important things to do,’ ” Fallon said on "The Tonight Show" Monday. “Then I thought, ‘Wait — shouldn’t he have more important things to do? He’s the president! What are you doing? Why are you tweeting at me?' ”
Fallon also disputed a claim in Trump's tweet that the host called the president.
“First of all, I’ve never called this human in my life. I don’t have his number, I don’t want his number,” Fallon said. “And monster ratings? ... I’ve never said ‘monster ratings.’ I don’t know what he’s talking about.”
The host noted that the ratings for his show have actually fallen since Trump appeared on the program two years ago.
“By the way, Donald. I don’t know if you’ve seen my ratings the past two years — you didn’t help my ratings,” Fallon said. “But really, thanks a lot. Thanks for nothing.”
Trump went after Fallon in a tweet on Sunday, hitting the host for comments he made in a recent interview about his on-air interview with the president.
Fallon responded by saying he was donating to the immigrant advocacy organization Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services in Trump’s name.
.@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 24, 2018
In honor of the President’s tweet I’ll be making a donation to RAICES in his name.— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 24, 2018
The late-night host during his latest show also took a swipe at first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpGOP leader's remarks on Fox underscore Trump's power White House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee Ex-Trump aide sues Grisham over abuse allegations MORE’s “Be Best” anti-bullying campaign.
“So Melania, if you're watching, I don't think your anti-bullying campaign is working,” he joked.