NO LAUGHING MATTER
Jimmy Fallon on Why He Doesn’t Slam Trump: ‘It’s Just Not What I Do’
In a preview, the comedian explained why he stays away from anti-Trump jokes.
“It’s just not what I do,” Fallon says. “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.”
Fallon has received much criticism about his seemingly light-hearted coverage of the president. Last September, he ruffled then-candidate Trump’s hair on his show.
Although the late-night talk show host has joked about past presidents, he says he does not see a future for himself in political comedy, especially with so many other hosts already making jokes.
“With Trump, every day’s a new thing,” Fallon says and goes on to explain how the president’s actions are not a laughing matter.
“He gives a lot of material. A lot of stuff is hard to even make a joke about because it just too serious.”
Here’s the full preview, with the interview set to air Sunday.