Jimmy Fallon opened up about his lack of Donald Trump jokes on The Tonight Show because according to the host, “It’s just not what I do.” The late-night host spoke with Willie Geist from Today in a clip to promote his new interview that airs on the 15th of October, Sunday.
When speaking with the journalist, Jimmy claimed he doesn’t want to jump on the anti-Trump bandwagon because, for him, it would be inauthentic.
However, Fallon revealed that he would tell Trump jokes only if it’s organic. As you may already know, Fallon’s show is slowing down in the ratings due to other talk show hosts such as Stephen Colbert who regularly talk politics.
Willie asked The Tonight show host if there were ever times when executives told him it would be great for ratings to bash Donald Trump.
Fallon said it’s “just not what I do,” and it would be weird for him to start doing it now just because it’s popular. Jimmy stated that he’s more of a pop-culture fan rather than a follower of political culture.
Despite his tendency to move away from jokes about Donald, in the past, he created comedy at the expense of Barack Obama on many occasions.
The comic – when referring to a conversation with former President Barack – said, “Sorry, that’s my job, I have to do what I have to do.”
Jimmy was in the news recently due to his lack of critique of the highly controversial president. During a 2016 interview in September, Jimmy came under fire for touching Donald’s hair without being confrontational. Fans also took aim at Fallon for jokingly stating that Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin should be called, “Vlump.” It was common for viewers to state that he wasn’t hard enough on the presidential candidate who would go on to win the election by the electoral college.