Jimmy Fallon, host of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” donned a fake spray tan and blonde wig once again Wednesday night. Bringing out his well-known impression of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Fallon recreated the front-runner’s Super Tuesday victory speech, while also mocking his recent endorsement by Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) and his trouble with white supremacist supporters.
“Thank me, thank me, thank me very much,” Fallon said standing in front of five American flags and a cardboard cutout of Christie, his former Republican rival and governor of New Jersey.
The Christie cutout in Fallon’s sketch reflected the governor’s awkward stance and facial expression during Trump’s long Super Tuesday speech, which prompted many on the Internet to riff on the meme #FreeChristie. Christie has also received criticism since his endorsement for Trump Friday, including calls for him to resign.
“Of course I want to thank Gov. Chris Christie for his unblinking support. I love this guy, he’s fantastic. He’s like my mini me, except bigger. He’s my mega me. Thank you mega me. You can go home now mega me,” Fallon said as the Christie cutout slid off stage. “Good boy.”
Fallon continued to mock recent controversies surrounding Trump, including an interview on CNN Sunday in which the real estate mogul declined to condemn the support of the Ku Klux Klan’s former grand wizard David Duke.
“Look, first of all, I love the KKK. Kim, Khloe, Kourtney — they’re fantastic people, I’ve known them a long time. As for David Duke, I’ve already disavowed that. I disavowed it like five times, but everyone’s like damn Donald! Back at it again with the white supremacists!” Fallon said referencing the infamous Kardashians and recently viral “Damn Daniel” vine.
Later a fake journalist asked Fallon-as-Trump what he would do if he gets an endorsement from the Nazi party.
Fallon played the question off as a misunderstanding of “Nazi” as “not-see.” “Look, I support people who cannot see. I love Stevie Wonder. He’s a fantastic singer, maybe not for everybody, but I love him okay,” he quipped.
Addressing another question by the press, Fallon said he was not concerned about presidential rival Sen. Marco Rubio and criticized his poor performance in the Republican primaries so far. The Florida senator has only won one of the 15 state’s primaries.
“I’ve got bigger fish to fry,” Fallon said about Rubio as the Christie cutout slides back onto stage. “Chris that’s a figure of speech.”
Continuing with his Trump impression, Fallon said he’s now focusing on defeating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as he continues his quest for political victory. In fact, he said he called Clinton earlier forewarning her of his impending “win, win, win” saying to her, “Here’s the deal, in 2008 you lost to a black man, but in 2016 you’re going to lose to an orange man. That’s right, orange is the new black.”
Fallon ended his parody by demanding he win not just the presidency, but also the last season of the popular singing contest show “American Idol,” even begging people to text “TRUMP” to 10112. “Together we can make ‘American Idol’ great again! Cue the music,” he said beginning to dance to Rihanna’s “Work” alongside his Christie cutout.