Jimmy Fallon Calls Out President Trump Over His Charlottesville Response

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"I was watching the news like everyone else, and you're seeing Nazi flags and torches and white supremacists, and I was sick to my stomach", he said. "My daughters were in the next room playing, and I'm thinking, how can I explain to them that there's so much hatred in this world?" he said. "So this is something that goes very deep and, as you said with your daughters, you have to teach hate, they don't come out that way".

Like many others, Fallon, 42, criticized Donald Trump for his lackluster response to the rally and the subsequent death of a counter protester. "On her last post, Heather said, 'If you aren't outraged, then you're not paying attention, ' and I think this is an fantastic opportunity for people to pay attention and to have these conversations", Sarandon continued.

The "Tonight Show" host wasn't the only one to take on Trump in late night.

He spoke about Heather Heyer, who died after a driver with alleged ties to the white supremacists at the rally rammed his vehicle into the counter-protesters.

There were no jokes in Jimmy Fallon's Monday Tonight Show monologue. And to show the next generation that we haven't forgotten how hard people have fought for human rights.

"I can't look at my handsome, growing, curious daughters and say nothing when this kind of thing is happening", Fallon said. "Ignoring it is just as bad as supporting it".

Seth Meyers spoke directly to the president with his opening comment, saying, "You can stand for a nation or you can stand for a hateful movement". "We all need to stand against what is wrong, acknowledge that racism exists, and stand up for what is right, and civil, and kind".

Fallon appeared honest Monday night, but it seemed a late reaction to a man who even as a presidential candidate provoked outrage among numerous late night hosts. We can not do this. "We can't go backwards", he said. Case in point: a viral clip of Fallon ruffling the then-candidate's hair effectively humanized the man who would be president.



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