Jimmy Fallon Mocks President Trump’s Press Conference: ‘You’re All Fake News’ (Watch)

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“Thank me, thank me,” Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” began on Thursday night. The cold open featured the late night host dressed as President Donald Trump, hosting a press conference.

“This is going to be a crazy one,” he said. “Daddy came to play.”

Fallon was parodying Trump’s disorienting 80-minute-long meeting with the press earlier that day. During the conference, the president repeatedly attacked the news media by calling it “out of control” and “fake.”

Before Fallon’s Trump “took questions” Thursday night, he prefaced the conference by addressing the room: “First of all, you’re all fake news, I hate you very much and thank you for being here,” he said.

Later, riffing on Trump’s appropriation of the buzz phrase “fake news,” Fallon ranted, “I’m not even calling you fake news anymore. I’ve thought of something new. I’ve changed the name. I’m now calling it faux news. It’s much classier if you think about it.”

The rest of the skit involved answering questions by shaking a magic eight ball that revealed some of Trump’s catchphrases, and taking a sip of water with a tiny, puppet hand.

Trump’s actual press conference prompted wide criticism including from Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, who said on Thursday, “[Trump] keeps repeating ridiculous throwaway lines that are not true at all and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as if we are some kind of fools for asking the question.”

While Fallon has hopped 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 lobbed softballs at Trump and tousled his hair.

Watch Fallon’s “Tonight Show” segment below:

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  1. Golfendude says:

    -= TRUMP 2020 =-

  2. Jaddy Baddy says:

    Given Trump’s noncommittal response
    regarding Russian incursions against
    Yankee warships and war planes, if I
    were a president intent on leaving
    the armed forces of the Yankee military
    exposed to the threats and provocations
    of the Russian military; I would advise
    the president to find hisself a Wheaties
    eating dog to test his morning cereal.

  3. At last Fallon gets it.Time to stop always being silly and shallow.The orange ass is an unhinged threat to the country and the world.The bully boy in the White House must be challenged.

  4. Bill B. says:

    Not bad, but the hands are too big to really be a good impersonation of that crazed loon in the White House.

  5. JOHN MAYOR says:

    Oh Trumpeter against “Faux News”!… me thinks thou protesteth too mucheth! And as the reason for your buffoonish protestation revolves around the media’s recent revelations surrounding Michael Flynn’s “resignation”, I thought it appropriate to offer up what you– OBVIOUSLY!– don’t want others to know about…
    Since FORMER Security Adviser Michael Flynn “resigned” after media PROOFS emerged of his COLLUSIVE COMMUNICATIONS with Russian officials DURING this just past U.S. Federal Election (the which, Trump is now decrying!)!… or Flynn could have– and can now!– legally challenge this “TORTIOUS LEAK”!… this NOW PROVES that the claims of Trump’s involvement in COLLUDING WITH RUSSIA/ PUTIN TO UNDERMINE HILLARY CLINTON (AND THE DNC!), A-R-E R-E-A-L (as Trump, OBVIOUSLY, had close ties with Flynn– and knew what Flynn was up to!)? And so, this then makes you, Trump, a TRAITOR (as TECHNICALLY REVEALED in, “So what are we supposed to do now?”, by Keith Olbermann!)! And so!… FINALLY!… we can now arrest your *ss! Unless!… and of course!… you, and/ or Flynn can PROVE that the “info” released re Michael Flynn is “FAKE NEWS”!… and, on other grounds, is T-O-R-T-I-O-U-S!
    And failing to arrest Trump on grounds of RUSSIAN COLLUSION, places the ENTIRE American Intelligence machinery under suspicion of either COMPLETE INCOMPETENCE, or TRAITOROUS INDIFFERENCE to the safety and security of the American people!… AND!… to the safety and security of the GLOBAL COMMUNITY! And thus, the recent sociopsychopathic circumlocutory obfuscation emanating from the lips of Rep. Devin NUNSENSE, Chairreignor of the House “Intelligence Committee”, is most galling!
    Frankly, his “AUTHORITATIVE INTIMATION” smacks of the same BULLSH*T EXCUSES offered up by critics of Julian Assange, afterupon Assange’s revelation that innocent citizens were killed in U.S. Military efforts to capture the “bad guys”! Rather than admit to the TRAITOROUS ACTIONS of Michael Flynn… and thereby, Donald Trump!… NUNSENSE would prefer to CLOAK these actions under the “slight-of-hand” of FAKE NEWS, and CRIMINAL SPYING! And in the same manner that sundry have attempted to CLOAK the MURDEROUS ACTIONS of sundry members of the U.S. Military during the outbreak of Assange’s WikiLeak of AMERICAN MILITARY MURDERS!
    The involvement of Devin NUNSENSE notwithstanding, we’ll soon learn of the full nature of Flynn’s communications! The TRUTH W-I-L-L “win out”! And!… Flynn didn’t “resign” over N-O-T-H-I-N-G!… if it was N-O-T-H-I-N-G, he would have had the sense to “do battle”! But!… because the “INTRApersonal heat”– at least!– was on, he decided to “cut and run”! And which brings to mind the words within Proverbs 28: 1… and which reads:… “The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” [NIV]
    And so… Why did Michael Flynn flee?… Why was he unsettled by mere “FAKE NEWS”? Well!… the answer rests– in part!– between his ears!… within his CONSCIENCE! And simply put, he didn’t like what he had allowed!… and thus, sought to end the “INTERNAL CONFLICT”!… and/ or, he was so overwhelmed by the media PROOFS offered up, that had but ONE CHOICE to mitigate the STEADFAST PRESSURE of public scrutiny!
    As I’ve indicated above, Michael has every opportunity to challenge any TORTIOUS IMPUGNING of his character!… of his “defense” of his past dealings with Russia, and with Hillary’s campaign and the DNC! But since he has chosen to reject challenging any “TORTIOUS ASCRIPTION”/ “external claims” re his past dealings with Russia, and with Hillary’s campaign and the DNC!… and thereby, has rejected standing up for his “vision” of a “SECURE AMERICA”!… we can be safe in assuming, that he was– and is!– wrong for the job of SECURITY ADVISOR! And with that rejection, he has cast a shadow on his WOULD-BE boss!… and on the role his WOULD-BE boss has played, in the matters now under CONSCIONABLE INVESTIGATION! And hence the reason, for the quickly mounted White House press Office “MAGIC SHOW”, T-O D-U-P-E T-H-E D-U-P-A-B-L-E!… and!… the reason for today’s invocation of the National Guard, AS FEW APPEARED TO BE D-U-P-E-D! The latter “dog and pony show”, a kind of CHILDISH “stomping of the feet” to garner public attention!… and, to garner support for his “well oiled machine”, and “DEFT LEADERSHIP”!
    Lastly, on the matter of the revelations of Julian Assange… Julian Assange will be vindicated for his uncovering of the truth re sundry U.S. Military Strategic “Tactical Operations”, in the same manner that sundry were vindicated in the uncovering of the truth about the My Lai Massacre (see, Wikipedia!)! And DARE ANYONE suggest today, that revealing the truth about what happened at My Lai, was a BETRAYAL of the interests of America, and of American Security!
    Please!… no emails!

  6. Smith Cassidy says:

    Making fun of Donny Putin Jr is the same as shooting fish in a barrel…just too easy. But if anybody deserves it, it’s Drumpf.

  7. JD says:

    Have another drink, Jimmy..

  8. Jenny says:

    I missed the days when Fallon used to be funny. Maybe not since snl. After his softball trump interview I haven’t been able to take him seriously. It’s so boring. Thank goodness we have Colbert back! He’s much needed in times like these.

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