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Jimmy Fallon sums up recent presidential events with 'This Week in Words'

The late-night host puts a musical spin on recent events, including Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security advisor, Donald Trump’s insistence on referring to many media outlets as ‘fake news,’ plus a Grammys appearance from Beyoncé and Adele.

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On the latest Tonight Show segment “This Week in Words,” Jimmy Fallon couldn’t help but put the spotlight on President Trump’s headline-making week.

Before getting to the video montage that highlighted Trump’s ability to create buzzwords and his continual focus on crowd numbers at his appearances or speeches, Fallon shared an interesting piece on a vote the president didn’t win. “A new survey of historians just ranked James Buchanan as the worst president ever,” said Fallon. “Then after yesterday, Buchanan said, ‘I think you need to click your refresh button’.”

Fallon was referring to the now infamous press conference held Thursday — where Trump stated he “inherited a mess” — which The New York Times called “77 chaotic minutes.” “It’s not good when your first press conference gets the same review as John Wick 2,” Fallon said of the critique.

The late-night host also pointed out that, less than a month after taking office, Trump is already kicking off his 2020 presidential bid with a rally in Melbourne, Fla. on Saturday. “When they heard the 2020 campaign was already beginning, Americans started deporting themselves.”

Watch the full clip below, where “This Week in Words” puts a musical spin on recent events, including Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security advisor, Trump’s insistence on referring to many media outlets as “fake news,” plus a Grammys appearance from Beyoncé and Adele.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.