Watch: The Roots Protest Donald Trump on Jimmy Fallon
Despite criticisms, The Roots did get in a shot at the piece of shit
Jimmy Fallon is taking heat for his softball interview with Donald Trump from last night. Critics say that the late night host basically acted as a PR flack man for the presidential candidate— essentially humanizing the man who has spread hateful ideas about women, minorities and pretty much anyone who isn’t white and voting for him. But The Roots found a way to take a shot at the Donald.
FALLON: May I…muss your mustache
HITLER comically grimaces to the audience which is exploding with cheers and applause
— Proven Content Maker (@Bro_Pair) September 16, 2016
When Esquire wrote about the yuck-it-up convo with one of the least qualified men to ever run for president, the writer noted Questlove’s radio silence about the interview on his Twitter. But the drummer for Fallon’s house band, The Roots, got in a jab that many didn’t notice.
When Trump first came on stage, the band played Erykah Badu’s “20 Feet Tall.” The songs lyrics have a special resonance when it comes to Trump and his proposed wall on the Mexican border. Check ’em out:
“Then you, you built a wall
A 20 foot wall, so I couldn’t see
But if I get off my knees
I might recall I’m 20 feet tall.”
It’s worth noting that the camera never cut to The Roots while they played or during the interview at all. Could it have had something to do with the choice of song? My guess is that the show’s producers didn’t want America to see the look on the band’s faces while this atrocity went down.
You can see the whole interview below. (Yes it’s weirdly stretched, probably a move to get around YouTube’s content filters.)