Donald Trump to Guest on Fallon’s September 11 ‘Tonight Show’
Announcements of Stephen Colbert’s first Late Show guests have fans admiring the dedication to a diverse range of non-celebrities, and Jimmy Fallon’s broader Tonight Show will surely feel the heat before long. How better for Fallon to respond, than to play a literal Trump card on the September 11 outing?
Despite whatever contentious relationship Donald Trump might have with NBC after his Apprentice exit, the easily-mocked GOP giant will headline Fallon’s Friday, September 11 Tonight Show, to “discuss his campaign and other issues of the day.” Other guests for the evening include Empire star Terrence Howard and Pharrell Williams, while the full roster of Fallon’s second September week can be found below:
Tuesday, Sept. 8 - Richard Gere, Jessica Simpson, Keith Urban
Wednesday, Sept. 9 - Justin Timberlake, Ellen DeGeneres, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Thursday, Sept. 10 - Andy Samberg, Carrie Underwood,
Friday, Sept. 11 - Donald Trump, Terrence Howard, Pharrell Williams
Fallon is no stranger to parodying Trump, nor bringing aboard prospective Republican presidential nominees like Chris Christie, though it certainly seems a calculated move to compete with Colbert’s first weeks, which include candidates Jeb Bush and Bernie Sanders. Trump himself has frequently touted the likes of talk show hosts clamoring for an interview, including Colbert’s former Daily Show partner Jon Stewart, though the billionaire’s recent Sarah Palin interview suggests a softball approach more in line with what Fallon might bring.
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