Jimmy Fallon: Trump’s Latest Interview Made His Briefings Look Good ~ NYT

The “Axios on HBO” interview was “such a disaster, at one point FEMA showed up and wrapped Trump in a foil blanket,” the “Tonight Show” host said.

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With most of late night taking the week off, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers stayed busy with what President Trump has been up to — notably an interview on “Axios on HBO,” in which Trump fared poorly under questioning by the Australian reporter Jonathan Swan. Fallon said it “was so bad it made his coronavirus briefings look good.”

“If you don’t know Jonathan Swan, he’s an Australian reporter, which is fun because we got to see a Trump interview go down the drain in the opposite direction.” — JIMMY FALLON

“The interview was such a disaster, at one point FEMA showed up and wrapped Trump in a foil blanket.” — JIMMY FALLON

“In a new interview, President Trump said the coronavirus pandemic is, quote, ‘under control as much as you can control it.’ What? You’re not controlling it at all. You’re handling the pandemic the way parents handle a third child: ‘Eh, gotta get tired eventually. Just, uh, just turn the TV up.’” — SETH MEYERS

“When asked in a new interview how history will remember late civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis, President Trump said he did not know because he doesn’t know John Lewis. I guess in the same way Republicans suddenly won’t know Trump after Nov. 4.” — SETH MEYERS

“Trump did so poorly the only HBO interview he’ll do now is Elmo’s late-night talk show.” — JIMMY FALLON

“That’s right, the interview was on HBO, which is why beforehand they showed this graphic: ‘Adult content, child language, brief stupidity.’” — JIMMY FALLON

“In the same interview, President Trump said the coronavirus death toll, quote, ‘is what it is.’ God, he’s like the last-resort friend you confide in during a breakup. [imitating Trump] Yeah, yeah, yeah, no, it’s sad, it’s sad but it, uh — it is what it is. Can we get back to me?” — SETH MEYERS

“‘It is what it is’? You’re the president of the United States, you’re not Paulie Walnuts delivering bad news to Tony Soprano.” — JIMMY FALLON

“Yep, move over, MAGA, we’ve got a new hat on the market.” — JIMMY FALLON

“That reminds me of the moment after the attack on Pearl Harbor, when F.D.R. said, ‘Eh, what are you going to do?’” — JIMMY FALLON

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