US talk-show host Jimmy Fallon has defended his controversial Donald Trump interview from last week.
Fallon was criticised last week for inviting Trump onto the Tonight Show, a move that some deemed to be the comedian “selling his soul to the devil”.
Billionaire-turned-Republican Presidential candidate Trump appeared on the NBC show last Thursday, chatting to host Fallon about his campaign and election bid, even letting Fallon touch his infamous hairdo (see footage of that beneath).
Following the broadcast, Fallon was roundly criticised for being too soft on Trump, with one Twitter user arguing that giving Trump airtime “humanises a monster”. Fallon defended himself, telling TMZ earlier this week: “Have you seen my show? I’m never too hard on anyone”.
“We’ll have Hillary [Clinton] on tomorrow, and we’ll do something fun with her too,” he added, continuing to describe Trump a “good sport.” Clinton appeared on The Tonight Show on Monday night.
Asked if he preferred Trump or Clinton, Fallon responded: “Just get out there and vote. Everyone just vote, vote, vote. Register, vote. Vote, vote vote.”
Watch Clinton’s appearance on Fallon’s Tonight Show beneath: