Jimmy Fallon on controversial Donald Trump interview: 'Have you seen my show? I’m never too hard on anyone'

He added that Trump was a 'good sport'

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 20 September 2016 13:11 BST

Last week, Jimmy Fallon was accused of 'humanising a monster’ after ruffling Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s hair during an appearance on The Tonight Show.

“Jimmy Fallon inviting Trump on is part of the normalising of hate,” wrote one angry viewer. “Should be ashamed of himself. Lost all respect from me.”

The host has since defended the segment, telling reporters from TMZ: "Have you seen my show? I’m never too hard on anyone,” adding that Trump was a ‘good sport’.

Fallon was further pressed on which candidate New Yorkers should vote for, to which he replied “Get out there and vote,” refusing to take either side.

Hilary Clinton has since appeared on Fallon’s show, reassuring the country she took time out of the current election run to recover from her illness.

London mayor Sadiq Khan recently spoke out against Trump, saying how the candidate is “playing into the hands of Isis.”

"Donald Trump said that Muslims from around the world - I'm paraphrasing - would not be welcome into the United States of America. Not only does that show a lack of understanding and awareness of the great country that is the USA and its history and legacy, it's also inadvertently playing into the hands of Daesh and so-called Isis because it implies it's not possible to be a Western liberal and mainstream Muslim.”

Trump previously said that London is so "radicalised" that there are areas where the Metropolitan police are "afraid for their lives".

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