Donald Trump on ‘Tonight Show:’ Will apologize ‘if I’m ever wrong’

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Donald Trump & Jimmy Fallon talk Kanye West, 9/11, and apologies on The Tonight Show.

Donald Trump’s Tonight Show interview with Jimmy Fallon on Friday — his first late-night appearance since announcing his bid for president — fell on the anniversary of the Sep. 11 attacks. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s first late-night TV appearance as a presidential candidate was, predictably, as colorful as the man himself.

Says Hillary Clinton’s email scandal is ‘wrong’ and soft-pedals feud with Carly FIorina, calling her ‘a really nice woman’ – before saying he’s never met her Republican front-runner Donald Trump still lacks experience apologizing, but he told ‘Tonight Show’ host Jimmy Fallon that he’s open to the idea – provided he ever makes a mistake.Jimmy Fallon found a way to sidestep the fate of every other reporter who’s questioned Donald Trump lately (namely, getting insulted on Twitter the next morning): just let the man “interview himself.” He still doesn’t really have a plan for most of his campaign promises, save one.

Consequently, the interview started off a more somber note than the goofy pre-interview sketch, which saw Fallon pretending to be Trump’s reflection. “In a certain sense it means strength, because the way the city bounced back. The Republican frontrunner kicked things off with a nearly six-minute skit that saw him participating in an interview with his own reflection, played by a be-wigged, spray-tanned Fallon. “Alright, me. Seems he finally figured out how to get Mexico to fence themselves in. “I’ll challenge Mexico to the biggest game of Jenga the world has ever seen. The funnyman host joked that Trump had caught flack for taking the stage Wednesday at a tea party rally in Washington to the tune of REM’s ‘It’s the end of the world as we know it’ – a choice that enraged the band’s very liberal members. We have amazing people.” His words were greeted by loud cheers from the studio audience, and it became apparent why Trump is currently leading the race (“by a lot,” as he noted) for the Republican presidential nomination; he projects confidence like a superpower, a belief that he is great, and that all of America can be, as well. (His appeal was heightened by the fact that he managed to go the whole interview without saying anything racist or sexist.) Still, the idea of Donald Trump, legitimate presidential candidate, is a little mind-boggling for those who see him as merely an over-the-top reality TV personality.

Fallon, made up and wigged to look like Trump, sat across a dressing-room table from him with camera angles making it look like The Donald was his mirror image. Was it always real?” “People are tired in this country of being ripped off,” Trump responded, citing the Iran deal and veteran health issues as prominent government failures. “I’m an efficient guy, I’ve built a great company, and this is the kind of mindset we need now in this country.

How do you remember numbers?” “I’m blessed with a great memory,” Trump explained. “When you do it just off the cuff, it’s a riskier thing, but when you get it right, it’s a thing of beauty.” Before the interview came to an end, Fallon asked the former Celebrity Apprentice host if there was anything he would like to apologize for. And then when they finish, I’ll say I don’t want to play anymore.” The real Trump got a few moments to talk about how he’d create jobs — “just by doing it” — and how he’d help the economy, but the stand-out moments were Fallon’s dead-on facial impressions of the Republican front-runner. We need to become rich again, and we’re gonna be great again.” Earlier in the show, during his Friday “thank-you notes” segment, Fallon thanked Trump not only for coming on the show in person but also for appearing “in every monologue from the past few months.” Fallon asked Trump about making the transition from joke fodder to serious contender. “I’m a comedian, I come out here every night, I have to make jokes about everybody,” he told Trump. “I gotta say, probably eight months ago if I said your name as running for president, it would get a laugh. It’s safe to say Friday night wasn’t the night. “I think apologizing’s a great thing, but you have to be wrong,” Trump said. “I will absolutely apologize, sometime in the hopefully distant future, if I’m ever wrong.” I’m like a Greek god who just took a bath in a pumpkin spice latte.” Asked whether he would choose Gary Busey as his vice president, Trump responded that the actor was more Supreme Court justice material. “Vice president’s a serious job,” Trump said. “I would say maybe Kanye West.” The rapper recently announced he plans to run for president in 2020.

Honestly, it’s tough stuff.”) and on fellow Republican candidate Carly Fiorina, whose entire face Trump recently insulted in Rolling Stone (”I think she’s a very nice woman. Wasn’t that a great show?” He then declared that he would love networks like CNN and Fox to donate any profit gained by his debate appearances to charity (specifically, to “the vets”).

Fallon, appropriately stunned by Trump’s ability to be consistently “off the cuff” during speeches and debates (“you dig yourself in a hole, and instead of getting yourself out of the hole, you just keep digging,”), asked, “You go up there with no notes. He brought up his offensive comments about illegal immigration in his initial campaign speech – “those first two weeks, boy did I take heat” – but said that he was “right on it.” “Kanye has been so nice to me. I love people who are nice to me,” said Trump, who has built a reputation for viciousness against anyone who says “not-nice” things about him. “Kanye is actually, I know him a little bit, he’s actually a much nicer person than people think.

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