“I almost did it to minimize him. I didn’t think that would be a compliment: ‘He did the thing that we all wanted to do.'”While Fallon is a people pleaser, he also doesn’t want to pander to public whims. If there’s one bad thing on Twitter about me, it will make me upset,” he said. Fallon said, explaining this moment to me. I was just trying to have fun.”Since taking over “The Tonight Show,” Fallon has emphasized “fun” over pointed political commentary. I didn’t mean anything by it. “So, after this happened, I was devastated. “Just because some people bash me on Twitter, it’s not going to change my humor or my show.” “I don’t want to be bullied into not being me, and not doing what I think is funny,”he said. Posted May 17, 2017 by Kelly WooGood ratings and buzz are to be had by comedians making fun of President Donald Trump — exhibit A: “Saturday Night Live.” But Jimmy Fallon is experiencing the flipside of that after a much-criticized, “softball” interview he conducted with the then-candidate last September.”The Tonight Show” has fallen behind Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” in the ratings (Colbert, who has been excoriating Trump recently, is exhibit B). And Fallon has finally opened up to the New York Times about the backlash he faced after Trump’s appearance, particularly over Fallon ruffling Trump’s hair.”I’m a people pleaser. I didn’t do it to humanize him,” Mr. Celebrity interviews usually include some kind of game, like “Lip Sync Battle.” But in the era of Trump, even the middle ground is seemingly dangerous territory, and Fallon acknowledged that people “have a right to be mad.”Still, he defended the hair-ruffling moment.


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