Donald Trump Jr. endorses Jimmy Fallon joke about Times article
The president's eldest son called out the 'Tonight Show' host's unbiased coverage.
Jimmy Fallon’s light-hearted approach to covering politics has won over at least one member of the Trump family.
After one of Fallon’s Tonight Show segments mocked a photo of Donald Trump Jr. sitting on a tree stump that ran as part of a recent New York Times profile, the president’s eldest child praised the talk show host’s seemingly unbiased political commentary.
“Now this is funny,” Trump Jr. tweeted Tuesday morning, also linking to a video of Fallon introducing his “Trump Stump” commercial. “Well done @jimmyfallon for poking some well-deserved fun without being vicious & pushing a political agenda! More of this!”
The satirical clip suggests that while “a lot of people have been making fun of Don Jr.” for appearing in the posed photo, its release has actually resulted in “a new business opportunity” for the 39-year-old: Trump Stumps, a fictional line of tree trunks that serve as a replacement for “boring old chairs.”
Fallon previously came under fire in 2016 for a chummy interview he conducted with Donald Trump ahead of the Nov. 8 election. During Trump’s Sept. 13 guest spot on The Tonight Show, Fallon chose to tussle the then-presidential candidate’s hair instead of probing him on serious political issues, a decision that was heavily criticized by the public in the days after the episode’s broadcast.
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.