Fallon Lobs Softballs at Trump, But the Roots Get Their Say

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0327 -- Pictured: (l-r) Donald Trump during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 11, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)

The only song that would have been more appropriate is “Lyin’ Ass Bitch,” but of course that’s reserved for wingnut Michelle Bachmann.

By Barbi Martinez

No one expects Jimmy Fallon to jump in any of his guests’ shit, of course, but when Donald Trump appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” the other evening he was ridiculously fawning. When rubbing a guest’s hair is what passes for an outre moment in an interview, you know you’re in suck-up land. And Fallon sucked up to Trump so hard that it left white stains on his suit jacket.

But house band The Roots came through, luckily, when they played “20 Feet Tall” by Erykah Badu as Trump’s entrance music – the song includes the lyrics, “Then you, you built a wall/ A 20-foot wall so I couldn’t see.” No word as to whether Trump picked up on it, but pretty much everyone on the internet did. Check out a video of the show below, and pay attention at the 11 1/2 minute mark when the Roots launch into their sonic editorial.

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