"Thank me, thank me," Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" began on Thursday night. The cold approached featured the late-night host dressed as President Donald Trump, holding a press conference. "This is going to be a crazy one," he said. "Daddy came to play."
Fallon Was Goofing Around Trump's Press Conference
Fallon was lampooning Trump's disorienting 80-minute-long conference with the press earlier that day. During that conference alone, the president continuously attacked the news media men by name calling "out of control" and "fake." Before Fallon's Trump "took queries" Thursday night, he prefixed the conference by addressing the room: "First, you're all fake news, I hate you very much and thank you for being here," he said.
Fallon's On "You're All Fakes News" all along, riffing on Trump's arrogation of the buzz expression "fake news," was quote then Fallon ranted, "I'm not even calling you fake news any longer. I've thought of to some degree new. I've changed the TV station's name. I'm now calling it now as faux news. It's much tasteful if you think about it." The rest of the parody involved responding questions by shaking a magic eight ball that exposed some of Trump's catchwords and taking a sip of water with a tiny, puppet hand.
Trump's Criticism Hits Hard On Newscaster
Trump's actual press conference provoked wide criticism with from Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, who said on Thursday, "[Trump] keeps reiterating ridiculous off-the-cuff lines that are not true at all and sort of dodging this issue of Russia as if we are some kind of dupes for asking the question."
While Fallon has leaped aboard the Troll Trump Train now, the late night host drew ire in September when the then-presidential candidate appeared on the "Tonight Show," and Fallon tossed softballs at Trump and ruffles his hair. It's going to be a good show indeed!