Jimmy Fallon is going to have to make a choice, but right now he’s toeing the line. The host of The Tonight Show’s ratings have been slipping while his lack of Trump slander is raising eyebrows.
Fallon is getting the side eye, especially considering his nightly music crew, The Roots, are the type of people Trump wouldn’t bother inviting to the White House.
Reports the Huffington Post:
The dramatic downward trajectory is likely due to Fallon’s decision to refrain from having hard-hitting segments about President Donald Trump’s administration, while Colbert and Kimmel have had massive success doing just that.
Amid the ratings drop (and to promote Fallon’s new children’s book, Everything Is Mama), fellow NBC show “Sunday Today” will have Fallon on for an interview about “The Tonight Show” this weekend. As a teaser, “Today” released a segment of the interview where host Willie Geist asks Fallon why he isn’t going after Trump.
“It’s just not what I do,” Fallon said in response. “I think it would be weird for me to start doing it now. I don’t really even care that much about politics. I’ve got to be honest. I love pop culture more than I love politics. I’m just not that brain.”
The comedian did add that it’s tough to make fun of Trump’s daily struggle because a lot of it is more scary than funny. He said “With Trump, it’s just like every day’s a new thing he gives uh, you know, a lot of material. A lot of stuff is hard to even make a joke about because it’s just too serious.”
To be fair, Fallon did poignantly respond to the Charlottesville riots, saying, “It’s important for white people to speak out against this.”
Pick a side, Jimmy. Even Michael Jordan isn’t rolling with that “Republicans buy sneakers, too” jig.
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