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Jimmy Fallon ‘honors’ Trump’s ‘be a man’ tweet with an announcement that loses him some fans

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Jimmy Fallon pledged a donation to a group aiding migrant children after President Trump scolded him to “be a man” on Twitter.

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The late night television host has pledged to give money to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services in “honor of the President’s tweet,” he announced Sunday.

Trump blasted the comedian for saying he regretted having him on his show during the presidential election campaign. Fallon told the Hollywood Reporter that he “would do it differently” if he could, referring to the 2016 interview with Trump when he messed up the then-candidate’s hair on television, sparking a backlash.

“I’m sorry if I made anyone mad,” Fallon told the Hollywood Reporter, adding that he “made a mistake.”

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Trump called out the TV host, who has generally refused to join others like Steven Colbert, host of the CBS’ “Late Show,” and Jimmy Kimmel, of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in making Trump an almost nightly part of their monologues.

“Jimmy Fallon 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,” the president tweeted Sunday.

Fallon responded with the pledge to RAICES, a non-profit group based in Texas which offers free and low-cost legal services to immigrant families.

The organization started a fund recently to help reunite immigrant children and parents in the wake of the Trump administration’s zero tolerance border policy that resulted in migrant children being separated from parents who were detained for breaking the law by entering the country illegally.

Trump signed an executive order last week reversing the policy.

Liberals naturally applauded Fallon’s announcement.

But he appeared to anger others on Twitter who were disappointed that he chose to get political.

Frieda Powers


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