Jimmy Fallon didn’t make many friends with his Thursday night chat with Donald Trump. The days of Trump being a fun, breezy chat are gone as we inch closer to election day, making Fallon’s playful interview look bad in the eyes of many online. If it had happened a year ago, we might not even be discussing it and the viral moment with Trump’s hair may have passed as intended.
Now for his interview with Hillary Clinton — set to air on Monday — Fallon might be stoking the outrage a bit by joking about Clinton’s health. That’s not saying he does anything outrageous by donning a surgical mask and using hand sanitizer while greeting the Democratic candidate or that Clinton seemed offended by it at all. It’s just pointing out that there will clearly people who are upset, especially in the wake of the Trump interview.
After this moment passes, it seems that Fallon and Clinton will have a real chat about the troubles involved in running for president while also attempting to seem likeable according to NBC News’ preview for the segment:
“It’s especially tricky for women. It just is,” Clinton said, adding that you can’t “talk about ISIS with a big grin on your face.”
“It is a constant balancing act. How do kind of keep the energy and the positive spirit while taking seriously what you need to?” she said.
We’ll have to wait and see how people react after watching the Clinton interview. This story coming out the Friday before the interview airs doesn’t seem to be a response to the Trump controversy and is instead related more to when the interview was taped. The same coverage was given to Trump’s hair tugging ahead of his Thursday night appearance.
(Via NBC News)