NBC "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon deleted a tweet late Sunday night in which he praised himself for a donation to a pro-immigration non-profit intending to troll President Donald Trump.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Fallon expressed regret for a 2016 show in which he tussled Trump's hair and joked with the then-Republican nominee. Trump responded on Twitter Sunday that Fallon was "whimpering" and intoned "Be a man Jimmy!"
.@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 tweeted in response that he would be donating in Trump's name to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a non-profit that provides affordable legal representation to legal and illegal immigrants.
In honor of the President’s tweet I’ll be making a donation to RAICES in his name.
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 25, 2018
But in a now-deleted tweet caught by others, Fallon responded to his own tweet by praising himself. "This is great!! Thank you," Fallon tweeted. In a second tweet, Fallon just tweeted "I'm."
— Evan Claman (@CLAYman_97) June 25, 2018
Jimmy Fallon thanking Jimmy Fallon 🤔🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/Q8LaY2sZ94
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 25, 2018
Jimmy Fallon just burner accounted himself pic.twitter.com/YtpB1z6ppd
— Carter Dotson (@wondroushippo) June 25, 2018
— Slade (@Slade) June 25, 2018
While both tweets were deleted, an archive shows Fallon did in fact make both the "This is great!!" and "I’m" posts.