The topic came up Wednesday when Meyers appeared as a guest on lead-in program The Tonight Show. After Fallon congratulated him for his buzzed-about interview with counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, the two transitioned into a discussion on Trump — or as Meyers referred to him, “not a guy who loves a good zinger at his expense.” Fallon then brought up the “pretty big reaction” he got for messing with Trump’s ‘do, which Meyers joked about taking as a personal insult.
“I know after that happened [that] you took some heat, and some people said you were the reason he won, and I’m so insulted by that because I am the reason he won,” Meyers said. “I made fun of him in 2011. That’s the night he decided to run.”
Meyers, of course, was referring to the time he mocked Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner in April 2011, during which he quipped that “Donald Trump has been saying that he will run for president as a republican, which is surprising, since I just assumed he was running as a joke.” The cameras then panned to Trump, who clearly wasn’t assumed by the remark.
“I kicked the hornet’s nest. You just rubbed the hornet’s head,” Meyers argued, coming to Fallon’s defense. “Look, again, it’s not the outcome that I wanted, but it’s history. I got a man elected president. I want my points.”
Press PLAY on the video above to watch Fallon’s interview with Meyers (discussion of Trump begins at the 4:03 mark), then relive Meyers’ WHCD below.