After Jimmy Fallon tried to walk back some of his 2016 friendliness towards Donald Trump, the POTUS let him have it on Twitter.
Specifically, Trump demanded that Jimmy Fallon "man up" and not apologize for humanizing Trump during a critical election year.
Fallon responded by donating to a group working to help immigrants. He also went after Trump in a monologue. Watch!
So, Jimmy Fallon expressed regrets for that shameful incident in which he had Donald Trump on as a guest during the 2016 election.
At the time, Fallon ruffled Trump's hair as if Trump were just some eccentric reality star and not a clear and present danger to American ideals and freedoms.
Trump saw Fallon's regrets and, as he is want to do, flipped out on Twitter. So Jimmy Fallon responded in his monologue.
"Before we begin," Fallon tells his audience. "I just wanna give a shout out to our show’s number one fan -- the President of the United States!"
Picking up on his intention, the audience applauds -- something that you're not likely to hear Trump elicit outside of one of his infamous rallies.
Jimmy sets the stage.
"As you may have heard last night," Fallon says, explaining the premise. "The President of the United States went after me on Twitter."
"So Melania, if you're watching, I don't think your anti-bullying campaign is working."
Melania's proposed bullying campaign has been a source of many jokes, even before she shared that it was called "Be Best."
It seems that Melania doesn't really care.
"When I saw that Trump insulted me on Twitter," Fallon explains. "I was gonna tweet back immediately, but I thought, 'I have more important things to do.'"
That line, of course, is just a set-up for his punchline.
"Then I thought, 'Wait, shouldn't he have more important things to do?!'" Fallon exclaims. "He's the president! What are you doing? Why are you tweeting at me?"
Many have lamented that Trump spends so much time on Twitter. But that pales beside his record-breaking time spent golfing.
"Crazy," Fallon says. "The President went after me on Twitter. It's pretty much the only thing I have in common with NFL players."
Trump has, of course, been famously critical of football players who kneel in protest of rampant anti-black violence.
"In response," Fallon says, reiterating what he had already tweeted. "I made a donation in Trump's name to the Refugee And Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services."
RAICES is an organization that many see as the perfect counter to Trump's preference of placing refugees, asylum seekers, and others who cross the border in internment camps.
"Or RAICES," Fallon says, leading up to his next joke. "When Trump heard that, he was like: 'I love RAICES, they're my favorite peanutbutter cup.'"
Fallon then proceeds to deliver some mild burns to Trump.
"A new poll found that 58 percent of Americans think President Trump is intelligent," Fallon cites.
Sorry if that statistic crushes the final vestiges of anyone's lingering faith in humanity or the American public.
Fallon jokes: "In response, Trump was like, 'Ok, what did the other 58 percent say?'"
Fallon then moves on to poking fun at Trump's lack of geopolitical savvy.
"And today at the White House, Trump met with the King and Queen of Jordan," Fallon says. "Which got awkward when Trump thanked the King of Jordan for giving us Michael."
That line refers to Michael Jordan, a famous baseball player.
Fallon then went on to make quips about Sarah Huckabee Sanders getting asked to leave a restaurant and then about Trump's angry Twitter response that better resembled a Yelp review.
Is Jimmy Fallon especially funny? Not in this monologue.
(You can enjoy the monologue because of its politics without finding it to be a laugh riot)
Should he be forgiven for his hair-ruffling humanization of Donald Trump during such a critical election year? Probably not, but history will be the judge.
But it is definitely not appropriate for the President of the United States to use his position to attack comedians. Or restaurants. Or political rivals. Or, you know, people with brown skin.
Considering that Trump locked up a couple thousand kids in cages and called for Samantha Bee to be fired, his attack on Fallon was relatively mild.
Good for Fallon for using the opportunity to donate to a good cause, though. He deserves credit for that.