Despite recent criticisms of Jimmy Fallon’s gentle treatment of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump — Clinton joked with Fallon about his “softballs” when she appeared on The Tonight Show Monday night — Fallon’s in-house band The Roots have been subtly making their opinions known.
The band’s choices for walk-out music for both Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton speak volumes about their feelings about this election cycle. When Trump made his entrance last Thursday on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots played Erykah Badu’s “20 Feet Tall.” Some of the lyrics include, “Then you, you built a wall/A 20 foot wall/So I couldn’t see.” The pick can only be seen as a reference to the wall Trump vows will border Mexico.
Upon Clinton’s arrival, the band played Ghostface Killah’s “Mighty Healthy,” a reference to Clinton’s recent pneumonia diagnosis. Fallon continued the bit by donning a surgical mask and using a hefty amount of hand sanitizer.
Watch Clinton’s entrance below by fast forwarding to the 12-minute marker.