Hillary Clinton Jabs at Trump During First Late-Night Show Appearance

The Democratic front-runner gets a little help from Jimmy Fallon.
Photographer: Doug Gorenstein/NBC

Hillary Clinton’s first late-night TV appearance of the cycle started with—what else—an extended Donald Trump joke and a glass of white wine.

As the former secretary of state pushes to show more of her humor and humanity on the campaign trail, she sat for a mock interview on Wednesday with Trump. Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon's version of The Donald, that is.

Sitting with an iPhone up to her ear, Clinton took a call from Fallon-as-Trump and the two went back and forth, cracking jokes more often at Trump's expense than at Clinton's.

But Clinton did seem to poke a tiny bit of fun at herself.

“Do you have any idea what it’s like to work so hard for something, to be so close to getting it then someone comes out of somewhere and tries to take it all away?” she asked. She was summing up her views of immigration, but she could have been talking about the state of the Democratic race.

“Are you talking about Bernie Sanders?” Fallon-as-Trump asked. “I think he’s losing his hair.”

Clinton’s response: “At least he doesn’t have this one strand that he twirls over his head like a soft serve at Dairy Queen.”

At one point, he urged her to grab a pen to take notes on his advice for her presidential bid. Instead, Clinton reached out of screen for a glass of white wine.

Clinton laid out parts of her platform and history, including her decades fighting for women's rights and asked Fallon-as-Trump what his position on women's issues would be. “Look, I know a lot of women and they all have issues,” he said.

Describing how she'll win votes, Clinton said she'll work hard to earn them. “It’s a long campaign and I’m traveling across the great nation. I’m listening to people's stories. I’m confident Americans will see I can deliver for them. That they can count on me for them and their families.” That line did not go over well with Fallon-as-Trump.

“You sound like a robot. Bleep-blorp, bleep-blorp. Does not compute,” he responded.

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