The late night comedy shows returned for their new season on Tuesday and for NBC The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon that meant welcoming Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to promote their new Apple TV show. It also meant asking Hillary, of all people, about document security and the war in Ukraine.
In jest, Fallon asked, “How easy is it to walk out with boxes of classified documents?”
Both Clintons and the studio audience thought that was the funniest thing they’ve ever heard. As Hillary cracked herself up, Chelsea explained, “But also, wait, Jimmy, it's the--it's the-- plural that kills me, right? ...You’re like, not just one box…or one document—boxes and thousands of documents.”
Fallon, also finding the whole thing hilarious and not at all ironic given Hillary’s private server and Bill’s national security advisor stuffing documents down his pants, wondered, “Does he know what he's doing, does he-- what would you do with that? I mean, is it for -- is it for--is it for-- the presidential library?”
BleachBit’s most famous customer explained, “Well, usually when it comes to presidential libraries, everything is in the Archives. We have a National Archive and Record[s] Administration where everything goes and then it gets transferred to a presidential library. At least that's the way it used to happen.”
Shifting topics, Fallon had another question, “Yeah, well, I also wanted to ask you -- I got the opportunity, honor to talk to the president of Ukraine... And as secretary of State, I know you've been to Ukraine many times. What are the next steps for Ukraine?”
It’s an okay question, but one of Hillary’s most infamous moment as secretary of State was Sergey Lavrov a reset button that literally and metaphorically got lost in translation.
After Hillary replied that the West should continue to support Ukraine as it shifts from defense to offense and praised Zelenskyy as "a true wartime leader," Fallon again switched topics, this time to the Apple TV show based off the Clintons’ book on “gutsy” women that got roasted in 2019 for being incredibly partisan for excluding Margaret Thatcher, who was also "a true wartime leader." Naturally, Fallon omitted that as well.
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Here is a transcript for the September 6 show:
NBC The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
11:51 PM ET
JIMMY FALLON: How easy is it to walk out with boxes of classified documents? Scale of one to--
CHELSEA CLINTON: But also, wait, Jimmy, it's the--it's the-- plural that kills me, right?
FALLON: Yeah, documents.
CHELSEA CLINTON: You're like, not just one box—
CHELSEA CLINTON: -- or one document -- boxes and thousands of documents.
FALLON: Does he know what he's doing, does he-- what would you do with that? I mean, is it for -- is it for--is it for-- the presidential library?
HILLARY CLINTON: Well, usually when it comes to presidential libraries—
HILLARY CLINTON: -- everything is in the Archives. We have a National Archive--
HILLARY CLINTON: -- and Record Administration where everything goes and then it gets transferred to a presidential library—
HILLARY CLINTON: -- at least that's the way it used to happen.
FALLON: Yeah. Now, now he's got his own stash in his basement.
HILLARY CLINTON: Yeah, I guess I mean, that's what we're finding out.
FALLON: Yeah, well, I also wanted to ask you -- I got the opportunity, honor to talk to the president of Ukraine--,
HILLARY CLINTON: Yes.
FALLON: President Zelenskyy.
HILLARY CLINTON: Yes, yes.
FALLON: And as secretary of state, I know you've been to Ukraine many times. What are the next steps for Ukraine?
HILLARY CLINTON: Well, look, I am thrilled that they have gotten the support, and solidarity of so much of the world. Obviously, Europe, the United States, Canada, but Japan, other places. They're getting the weapons they need to defend themselves, and they're now on offense and I think we have to keep supporting them, helping them. They were attacked by an unprovoked act of war, and they've held out and they've done better than anybody could have predicted. And Zelenskyy has been a true wartime leader, I'm so impressed with him.
HILLARY CLINTON: And I think, you know, the United States should stand with him along with all of our other friends around the world.