Jimmy Fallon Fawns Over Hillary's Hulu Documentary: 'What a Great Story'

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The oozing admiration for Democratic politicians is never so tangible in the press as when Hillary Clinton hits the talk-show circuit. Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday’s Tonight Show shared in the media acclaim for Clinton’s newest Hulu Docu-series, Hillary.

Fallon made a point to hit all of the liberal sweet spots throughout the course of the interview, including a potshot at President Trump’s leadership on the coronavirus hysteria: “Were you surprised with how the Trump Administration handled it?”

 

 

In typical Clinton fashion, she bloviated on the incompetency of the Trump Administration and perpetuated the widely discredited “hoax” falsehood:

I wish I could say I was surprised. You know, this is something that you can't just insult or pretend it's a hoax, despite how hard he's trying. You really do have to listen to people who know something… So, there's a lot of work to be done and you know, if he will quit calling it a hoax and actually let the experts do their job, I think that will work out better.

Fallon ignored Clinton’s dishonesty and moved on to the next Trump-bashing question: “Hopefully they do that. How did you think Trump was going to be when he became President? Did you go, 'oh maybe he might be -- ' To which Hillary dithered and stated: “I got to tell you, I really hoped he would be better than I thought he was going to be.”

One would think Fallon had assumed the role of a film critic as he heaped praise upon Clinton’s “fantastic” docu-series:

I've got to say, I watched this documentary -- docu-series on Hulu of you, it is fantastic…I loved it so much. It is so well done the Director -- Nanette Burstein -- Nanette Burstein fantastic job.

Hillary blushed:

She did an amazing job…I was interviewed for 35 hours but -- She was the one who pieced it all together. You know, it originally had started off as a look at the 2016 campaign 'cause we had about 2,000 hours of footage and people came to me again and said, "Hey, why don't we use it?" So that's what we thought we were agreeing to and then, she looked at all of the footage and came back and said, "You know, there's a bigger story here. And it's a story not only of your life, but really, the women's movement, women's lives. It's a story of our politics, how did we end up being so partisan?" So she created the narrative, and then, pieced it together in those four hours…

To seal the stamp of approval, Fallon appeared to dub Clinton preternatural of sorts:

I was thinking about it because I know Chelsea and I have interviewed her before. And I was thinking, "How great is that to see how awesome your mom was?”...I thought it was so funny. I thought it was so cool and then, just to see how you've grown, and then, everything you have gone through. It's not even what a normal human could even go through. It's phenomenal. What a great story.

Cue the golden statues being engraved in Clinton’s name for her “groundbreaking series.”

Transcript below: 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

3/4/2020

11:57:11 PM

 

JIMMY FALLON: Were you surprised with how the Trump Administration handled it?

HILLARY CLINTON: I wish I could say I was surprised. You know, this is something that you can't just insult or pretend it's a hoax, despite how hard he's trying. You really do have to listen to people who know something. There's a terrible shortage of testing kits. They need to make sure that state and local health departments and governors and mayors and others have the resources they need with hospitalization. So, there's a lot of work to be done and you know, if he will quit calling it a hoax and actually let the experts do their job, I think that will work out better.

FALLON: Hopefully they do that. How did you think Trump was going to be when he became President? Did you go, "oh maybe he might be-"

CLINTON- You know, Jimmy, I-

FALLON: That was so great.

CLINTON: I got to tell you, I really hoped he would be better than I thought he was going to be. I really did. Here's what I thought. I mean, obviously, I was devastated about the outcome but I thought, okay, you know, the job itself is so incredibly overwhelming it should be awe-inspiring and so, there's an opportunity for him to kind of rise to the occasion. And between the election and inauguration, that's what I was hoping and then, I went to the inauguration, and that speech he gave was so divisive. The language used, "carnage in the street," the lying about the size of the crowd, my hope that it would be better than I thought it would be vanished completely that day. And so we are where we are now.

(...)

FALLON: I've got to say, I watched this documentary- docu series on Hulu of you, it is fantastic.

CLINTON: Oh, thanks.

FALLON: I loved it so much. It is so well done the Director- Nanette Burstein- Nanette Burstein fantastic job.

CLINTON: She did an amazing job. I mean, because it was all her. I was interviewed for 35 hours but -- She was the one who pieced it all together. You know, it originally had started off as a look at the 2016 campaign 'cause we had about 2,000 hours of footage and people came to me again and said, "Hey, why don't we use it?" So that's what we thought we were agreeing to and then, she looked at all of the footage and came back and said, "you know, there's a a bigger story here. And it's a story not only of your life, but really, the women's movement, women's lives. It's a story of our politics how did we end up being so partisan? So she created the narrative, and then, pieced it together in those four hours. I think it's an amazing, you know, film because of the way that she did it.

FALLON: I was thinking about it because I know Chelsea and I have interviewed her before. And I was thinking, "How great is that to see how awesome your mom was?... It is phenomenal and to see how you -- there's one great story told about when you're growing up and your mom and dad and you would play cards with these Republicans I want to say. They're like Republican card games. And you would get so mad and you get so mad at your dad, just to make him mad, you go, "when I grow up, I'm going to marry a Democrat."

CLINTON: You know what? I did.

FALLON: That really made me laugh. I thought it was so funny. I thought it was so cool and then, just to see how you've grown, and then, everything you have gone through. It's not even what a normal human could even go through. It's phenomenal. What a great story.

 

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