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People are absolutely slating Jimmy Fallon for his soft interview with Donald Trump

Whoops.

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LAST NIGHT, REPUBLICAN presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

But if you thought Jimmy Fallon was going to challenge Donald Trump on, say, his refusal to retract his comments about President Barack Obama not being born in the United States or the time he mocked the mother of a Muslim soldier killed in Iraq, you were dead wrong.

Because instead of interrogating Trump on his controversial views and policies, Fallon opted to… ruffle Trump’s hair

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At one point, Fallon briefly touched on Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin. (Trump has previously stated that, if elected President, he believes that he would have a “very, very good relationship with Putin” and praised his leadership abilities.)

In response, Trump claimed to “know nothing” about Putin and maintained that he didn’t know him.

The Hollywood Reporter labelled Fallon “cringe-inducingly fawning” and “groan-worthy”.

Viewers were unhappy and criticised Fallon for “humanising a monster” and treating him like a regular celebrity guest and not, you know, a presidential candidate.

Now of course, Fallon isn’t a journalist, but some people still couldn’t help but feel that he gave Trump far too easy a ride.

Bottom line? Some things just aren’t funny or worth the ratings.

Meanwhile, this is what one of Jimmy Fallon’s former writers had to say…

Yikes.

Jimmy Fallon has not yet addressed the controversy himself, but one of his show’s writers did point out that Hillary Clinton is scheduled to be on the show on Monday.

It’s going to be a long election, kids.

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