It was the hair tousle heard ‘round the world.
People were infuriated, reportedly “justifiably infuriated.” Some even said Fallon humanizing the candidate got Trump elected.
Seth Meyers and Fallon addressed the controversy on Wednesday’s “Tonight Show.”
After discussing Meyers’ contentious history with President Trump (the “Late Night” host continually calls out Trump in his “Closer Look” segment, he ripped The Donald apart during the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and the pair even played a quarrelsome father and son in a 2004 “SNL” sketch), Fallon brought up Tousle-Gate.
“We had him on the show, and I messed his hair up,” said Fallon.
“No, I didn’t hear about that,” joked Meyers.
Meyers then went on to say he was “insulted” by the reaction and mad that people claimed Fallon was the reason Trump won.
“I am the reason he won,” Meyers said. “I made fun of him in 2011. That’s the night he decided to run. I kicked the hornet’s nest. You just rubbed a hornet’s head.”
He continued, “Look, it’s not the outcome I wanted, but it’s history. I got a man elected president. I want my points.”
This weekend, Meyers is being honored at the 2017 HRC Greater New York Gala for bringing attention to “discriminatory legislation targeting LGBTQ people across the country.”
It’s an HRC Equality Award, not “points.” But it’ll have to do.
”The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.