'Thanks for nothing' - Jimmy Fallon responds to Trump telling him to 'be a man'

Donald Trump and Jimmy Fallon.
Donald Trump and Jimmy Fallon. Photo credit: Reuters/Instagram/Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon has used his Tonight Show monologue to address the Twitter insults President Trump tweeted at him earlier this week.

"When I saw that Trump insulted me on Twitter, I was gonna tweet back immediately," Fallon told viewers.

"But I thought, 'I have more important things to do.' Then I thought, 'Wait...shouldn't he have more important things to do?"

Over the weekend, Trump accused Fallon of ruining his hair and "whimpering" to others about his 2016 interview with the President.

"@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," Trump tweeted.

"He called and said 'monster ratings'. Be a man Jimmy!"

Fallon fired back, claiming that Trump made up an imaginary phone call between the pair.

"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 comedian also hit out at Melania Trump, telling her, "I don't think your anti-bullying campaign is working."

The Tonight Show host also denied Trump's claims that his appearance had boosted the late night talk show's ratings.  

"By the way, Donald. I don't know if you've seen my ratings the past two years - you didn't help my ratings," he added.

"But really, thanks a lot. Thanks for nothing."

Trump doubled down on his criticism of Fallon during a rally in South Carolina this week, telling the crowd Fallon looked "like a lost soul", and that he should be grateful for Trump's appearance on his show.


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