The Roots Trolled Donald Trump On The Tonight Show

September 18, 2016 / Posted by:

Jimmy Fallon earned an eternal side-eye from myself and the many, many others when he played cutesy with the Dorito-toned  crazy currently running for POTUS during an interview on The Tonight Show. As he massaged Donald Trump’s hair like a desperate rub n’ tug parlor worker with the rent due, you could almost read the “I’m covering my ass just in case he wins” in his face. But not everyone on The Tonight Show followed Jimmy’s lead and kissed Trumps ass. The Tonight Show’s house band The Roots took a cue from Trump’s wall idea if and performed a short selection from an Erykah Badu song with an appropriate lyric when he walked out. via Entertainment Weekly

The Roots welcomed Trump to the stage with a short rendition of Erykah Badu’s “20 Feet Tall.” As the former reality television host took the stage, singer Black Thought sang, “Then you, you built a wall/ A 20-foot wall so I couldn’t see.” A major part of Trump’s platform is a proposed plan to build a wall along the U.S-Mexico border if elected president.

You can see The Roots’ troll move at the 11:30 mark below below:

This isn’t the first time that The Roots has used a song to express their true feelings about a guest. When Michelle Bachmann appeared on the show in 2011, they played a bit of Fishbone’s “Lyin’ Ass Bitch.”

Maybe The Roots can take Jimmy aside and teach him how to perfectly shade and troll a guest to their face?

Pic: NBC

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