On The Tonight Show, A Finally-Relaxed Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton Gets Campaign Advice From ‘Trump’ on ‘Fallon’.

Hillary Clinton stopped by NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ on Wednesday where she was interviewed by Jimmy Fallon twice – once as an over-the-top Donald Trump, and once as himself. Fallon and Clinton’s skit played out a friendly phone conversation between the two presidential candidates where Fallon’s Trump, gave Clinton some advice. “I know you’re about to do your interview with Jimmy Fallon,” Fallon said as Trump. “But he’s a total lightweight. Once again, Jimmy Fallon bronzed-up, wig-ed out and impersonated Trump in a fake phone conversation in which he offered Clinton some patented presidential advice.

I’m going to do you a favor and interview you instead.” Clinton used the skit to draw attention to the differences between herself and Trump, highlighting that she has spent her entire career fighting for women’s rights. “I’ll push for equal pay in the workplace, I’ll protect women’s health and reproductive rights, and I’ll make quality, affordable childcare a reality for families. While the bit gave Clinton the chance to stump on issues like women’s rights and immigration, she played along with Fallon’s outlandish advice, such as yell, or pick three things people love then disparage them.

When she appeared Wednesday on Fallon’s “Tonight Show,” the Democratic front-runner asked Fallon if he’d ever touched Republican rival Donald Trump’s hair. Clinton even got a chance to roast Trump’s oft-ridiculed hair when Fallon started joking about Bernie Sanders’ own wild follicles. “Well, at least he doesn’t have just one strand that he twirls over his head like a soft serve at Dairy Queen!” Clinton said with a grin. Talk quickly turned to immigration. “Do you have any idea what it’s like to work so hard for something, to be so close to getting it, but then have someone pop out of nowhere and tries to take it all away,” Clinton pointedly asked. Later in the show when Fallon interviewed Clinton as himself, the subject of Trump came up again when the former First Lady invited the talkshow host to touch her hair.

Clinton admitted with a laugh that she was “having a good time watching” the real estate mogul’s campaign. “I’m just sitting there thinking, all of a sudden you’re in the Kremlin and somebody comes rushing in and goes, ‘Oh my gosh, did you hear what President Trump said today?!'” Clinton said. “It might actually cause everybody else to just calm down because they wouldn’t want it to get too excitable.” Clinton also offered up her own Trump impression after Fallon asked about a dig he made about her reliance on teleprompters. Clinton said prompters served a purpose, citing Barack Obama’s success in communicating his messages exactly how he wants; then she deepened her voice and continued: “But I could go more stream of consciousness. Fallon repeatedly referred to Clinton as a mother and grandmother, saying at one point that the State Department email scandal should have been headlined, “Grandma knows how to use an email!” Fallon told Clinton that if she would just “tell us what’s in the emails,” the scandal would go away. Clinton said the emails are “boring,” with the most interesting one that’s come to light about a request that she deliver gefilte fish to Israel in time for Passover.

Let’s get rid of the people that don’t agree with us and only talk to the people who do!” But Clinton did address her own campaign, opening up about the contents of the e-mails sent from a private server while she was Secretary of State. As her poll numbers dip and the race for the White House heats up, Clinton has been actively raising her profile with media appearances like Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show, on which she danced with the host, as well as Amy Schumer and Pink. Clinton made a quick crack about the already famous Gefilte fish e-mail and explained how certain documents were retroactively classified, but weren’t secret when she sent them. “The stuff that’s in it, I think is really boring people, which kind of hurts my feelings,” Clinton joked. For the interview portion of her visit – which marked her first appearance since Fallon took over The Tonight Show – Clinton covered all sorts of topics.

On her campaign’s defining issue: “Raising American’s incomes.” On making college more affordable: “If you go to a public college or university, you will not have to borrow money to pay tuition. Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again.

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