Viewers Did Not Appreciate Jimmy Fallon's Playful Trump Interview

Fallon wanted to tousle Donald Trump's famously controversial hair while the Republican presidential nominee is still a civilian — not many think it was a good idea.

Not many viewers are happy with Jimmy Fallon's idea of fun and feel his all-chummy attitude while interviewing Donald Trump was uncalled for.







Fallon also joked with Trump about Hillary Clinton being featured in Women's Health magazine after admitting to suffering from pneumonia and asked him at the end of the interview if he could  do one silly thing while the Republican presidential nominee was still a civilian — he asked if he could ruffle Donald Trump's hair.

The permission was granted and the host went ahead to fulfill his desire.

“The answer’s yes, but the people in New Hampshire, where I’m gonna be in about an hour from now, I hope they’re going to understand, OK?” Trump said.

Those criticizing feel Fallon messed up by "showering a racist with love" and "humanizing a monster" and ended up doing more harm than good.

Not only that, a "cringe-inducingly fawning" Fallon was almost "buttering Trump up," on his "amazing and exciting" campaign.

Someone like Trump doesn't need the additional media hype. The GOP candidate has taken a slight lead in national polls. Polls in battleground states where the race is likely to be decided showed Trump now leading in Iowa, Ohio, Florida and Nevada, and tied in North Carolina.

Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, said the candidate and her aides expected the contest to be close.

"We always expected the race to tighten up, we still feel like we’re in a strong position with organizational advantage in Florida and Ohio," she told reporters. "They call these states battlegrounds for a reason."

Of course, Jimmy Fallon is ultimately an entertainer. No one is mistaking him for Walter Cronkite. But if this election shows us anything, it's that the rule book is gone. Even Fallon needs to recognize his responsibility to hold Trump accountable for his racist, xenophobic rantings and the outright lies he spews. He should not prop up such a person. And if Fallon is not prepared to do so, book another guest.