“Why would you want to help me become president?” Jimmy Fallon as Donald Trump asks fake Barack Obama (Dion Flynn). “Because it would be hilarious,” Obama replies. Fallon presented a wide-ranging skit of Trump-Obama doing a pre-debate consultation that touched on Trump’s wealth (of course), debate rules, auto-tune, Chris Christie and Cecil the Lion.
“My dentist was just down in Africa,” Fallon-Trump told Obama. “He said he’d bring me back a souvenir. Something beautiful, classy and endangered.” Fallon-Trump “double-dipped” his “Christie chip” too, according to fake Obama, saying the New Jersey governor made chairs squeak and the Golden Corral buffet disappear. The Donald might consider sending Jimmy Fallon to the GOP debate in his place. Decades ago, critics accused Fallon’s fellow SNL alum Dana Carvey of helping George H.W. Bush’s popularity because Carvey’s mimicry of the then-president was so beloved. Fallon might inadvertently do the same for Trump. But he won’t have to, if fake Trump is right. “The media loves me,” Fallon-Trump said on the show. “They try to act like they don’t, but they do. They say they’re done, they say they’ve had enough, but yet they keep coming back for more.”