Jimmy Fallon roasted for making jokes about Trump's Tulsa rally, fans ask him 'to be funny like you used to be'
Fallon's joked, 'He looks like the guy coming home from a bar where all his buddies met girls except for him' and 'He looks like a kid who got a million RSVP for his birthday but only 6,200 showed up'
Jimmy Fallon dragged President Donald Trump on his late-night show 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' as part of his opening monologue on Monday (June 22) night's episode. He made more than a handful of jokes on the President and his Tulsa rally, which was branded as a failure due to its low turnout. However, Fallon's attempts of poking fun at the campaign have not gone down with certain audiences and they took to Twitter to humble the host. Fallon spent over five minutes on his show taking back-to-back jibes at the POTUS. He began with, "Well guys, if you thought watching a talk show with no crowd was weird, wait until you see what President Trump did with his rally." The screen then cut to an NBC news clip that reported Trump being "furious" over the Tulsa rally turnout, which was precisely 6,200 people according to Tulsa's Fire Marshal.
The clip was followed by Fallon saying, "That crowd made Trump's inauguration look like Obama's inauguration" and "That crowd made Trump's inauguration look like Obama's inauguration". These weren't the only jokes Fallon had up his sleeve. "You can tell the Trump campaign may be lowering expectations because the next rally is being held at the birthday room at Dave & Buster," he said. Fallon also poked fun over the campaign officials texting Trump supporters two hours before the event to inform them "there is still space," inviting them to the BOK center. He then played the clip of Trump alighting from his chopper at the White House. "Yikes that looks like a commercial for Zoloft," joked Fallon. He later quipped, "He looks like the guy coming home from a bar where all his buddies met girls except for him" and "He looks like a kid who got a million RSVP for his birthday but only 6,200 showed up."
A certain section of audiences who watched the show on Monday night took to Twitter to slam Fallon for his jokes. "@jimmyfallon @FallonTonight, making fun of depression and the use of Zoloft is a low blow. Depression is a real disease and I thought we had finally lived past a time where stigma is associated with taking medications to help treat the disease! #sad" wrote a user who watched the monologue. Another user who tuned into the show wrote, "@jimmyfallon Trump Jokes for Kimmel didn’t work so well for him. I guess you haven’t learned anything? A couple is funny but 10–15 back to back isn’t. BE FUNNY like you use to be. We all need some laughs. Don’t be a sell-out."
"@FallonTonight Blackface Jimmy Fallon, get some new material. Wasting your whole monologue on Trump every night! For Christ's sake, do something original. Going after Trump is not going to absolve you of your past racial insensitivity," wrote another. "@jimmyfallon Why did I bother to tune into your hate-filled show. Oh yeah. @jimmykimmel is on hiatus after news broke of him using the 'N' word and wearing #blackface. You both are pathetic. #Trump2020NowMoreThanEver," a fan wrote.
'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon' airs weeknights at 11:35 pm ET only on NBC.