Jimmy Fallon Criticizes Trump for His Timid Charlottesville Response
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon isn't usually a political show.
However, that changed for a couple of minutes on Monday evening when Jimmy Fallon responded to President Donald Trump's timid response to the terrorism that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Fallon started the show by wanting to address what happened. He immediately went after Trump, saying "The fact that it took the president two days to come out and clearly denounce racists and white supremacists is shameful.”
It seemed like Fallon was holding back tears as he talked about watching the news of the weekend in one room while his two young daughters played in the next room:
“How can I explain to them that there’s so much hatred in this world? They’re 2 years old and 4 years old. They don’t know what hate is.”
Fallon ended the two-minute monologue with a plea about not going backward, saying:
"We all need to stand against what is wrong, acknowledge that racism exists, and stand up for what is right and civil and kind, and to to show the next generation that we haven’t forgotten how hard people have fought for human rights.”
Fallon wasn't the only late night comedian to respond to the events of the weekend. Seth Meyers also came out strong this evening. While Fallon's monologue was sentimental, Meyers' was icy, calling out Trump's history of racism, saying: “You can stand for a nation or you can stand for a hateful movement. You cannot do both.”
Both monologues are worth your time. Watch them below.