“Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee is among those criticising Jimmy Fallon’s lackadaisical interview with Donald Trump on “The Today Show”.
She condemned NBC and Fallon for conducting an interview more focused on Trump’s hair than any of his politics: “Network execs, and a lot of their audience, can ignore how very dangerous Trump is because to them, he isn’t… They’re not going to be deported. They’re not going to live under a president who thinks of them as a collection of sex toys.”
Adding: “They’re not racist. They just don’t mind if other people are, which is just as bad.”
Jo Miller, an executive producer for “Full Frontal” also spoke out. She said that although “The Tonight Show” host typically does comedy, he still has some ethical responsibility: “If he thinks that a race-baiting demagogue is okay, that gives permission to millions of Americans to also think that.”
NBC has declined to comment on the controversy, but Fallon told TMZ: “Have you seen my show? I’m never too hard on anyone.”