Just hours after Donald Trump’s much-hyped appearance on “The Dr. Oz Show” was aired, the Republican nominee was back before a live studio audience for another appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
The highlight so far, according to pool reporters and a clip released from NBC: Trump lets Fallon mess up his hair.
“The people in New Hampshire, where I am going an hour from now, I hope they understand,” Trump says.
Fallon also thanked Trump “for giving us the material that we are doing.” He added that Trump has been “amazing to follow” because “you say some shocking things that I cannot even believe.”
“But I’m trying not to anyway,” Trump responded.
Hillary Clinton will appear on Fallon’s show next week.
It’s unclear whether Fallon asked Trump serious questions, like a recent Washington Post report that he used money from his foundation to buy a six-foot-tall portrait of himself. In contrast to Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah, Fallon generally focuses on drawing out humorous moments via skits and stunts with his political guests.
Trump’s campaign released a letter from his personal doctor, Harold Bornstein, describing him as in “excellent physical health.” Bornstein went on to describe the results of a recent examination.
Trump also described his campaign appearances, in which he waves his arms when speaking before a large crowd, was “a form of exercise.”
Oz has said that he has invited Clinton on his show, but she mocked Trump’s appearance on in a speech on Thursday.
“I’ll never be the showman my opponent is, and that’s OK with me,” she said. “Look at the show he put on with Dr. Oz today.”
Update: Fallon is being criticized for not venturing into any controversy with Trump.
What did you do tonight? I tousled a racist's hair to make him seem more likeable because I do NOT do politics.
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) September 16, 2016
I don't fault Jimmy Fallon for not being a journalist. I do fault him for his willingness to serve as hell's court jester.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) September 16, 2016
Jimmy Fallon does a lot of great impressions but his Sean Hannity tonight was one of his best.
— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) September 16, 2016