Tina Fey Defends Jimmy Fallon After Controversial Trump Interview
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Last month, Jimmy Fallon had Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on “The Tonight Show” for an interview that was jovial and light. So jovial and light, in fact, that Fallon faced loud criticism in the days following for providing Trump with a stage on which he could come across as fun, rather than dangerous.
Even Fallon’s own backup band, The Roots, staged a subtle protest that night, playing Erykah Badu’s “20 Feet Tall” as he entered the room. (Example lyrics: “Then you, you built a wall/ A 20-foot wall / So I couldn’t see.”)
But Tina Fey feels the criticism Fallon faced was unwarranted. On Saturday at the “Produced By New York” conference, the writer, actor and producer defended her former “Saturday Night Live” colleague’s lighthearted interview with Trump, according to Deadline.
“This election is so, so ugly, it’s not business as usual,” Fey said. “I really felt for Jimmy when people were so angry. It’s not Jimmy who peed in the punchbowl. It’s not Jimmy who cr
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