The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC September 15, 2016 11:49pm-12:08am EDT
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: joining us right now is the republican nominee for president of the united states of america. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome donald trump. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: it's nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> jimmy: thank you for coming back to the show. i appreciate it. >> always love it. >> jimmy: donald, this is getting real. this is --yeah. >> yes, this is getting real, i agree. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: you still have time. do you still want to do this? i meant there's time. [ laughter ] >> we're doing well. it's been really a lot of fun and it's an amazing movement all over the country. it's been incredible, so, no, it's been an honor for me, i have to say. >> jimmy: there's probably kids watching you right now at home watching. they do stay up late and watch
our show. [ light laughter ] why should they want to grow up and be president? >> well, i think you want to grow up and be president because you want to help people and you want to help people, there's tremendous problems that people in this country have and all over the world, and if you want to help people, there's no better position to do it from than the presidency. so we can do a lot of good. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: did you always see yourself -- did you always see yourself getting into politics? >> i really never did. i probably wouldn't have done many of the shows that i've done over the years if i had. [ light laughter ] but i never thought this would happen. four years ago, i really, seriously considered it. and they renewed, as you know, they wanted me to stay and do "the apprentice" and i was doing all of these jobs and -- but i really wanted to do it and ultimately i decided i'd wait and let's see how things go with the country and things only got worse, and i decided to do it. and you know, i gave up a lot by doing this. it's a tough thing. there's nothing easy about it.
and i've always heard doing this is a very, very difficult thing, but nobody knows how tough it is. >> jimmy: it is, right. i mean, it's been a long -- >> it's grueling. it's grueling and -- but at the same time, very satisfying, you know, you see what's happening. you see what's going on, so it's very satisfying, but it's a grueling process. >> jimmy: do you think your business background helps you with campaigning? like, like, like if you have, like, you have to target, like, say you need women from 25 to 40, that age group, do you target that? >> well, i think where it helps --. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's good, right? is that too business-y? >> i'm trying to figure that one out. >> jimmy: i'm halfway through your book. [ laughter ] it's pretty good. it's pretty good. >> we're going to get that one soon. but you know, yeah, i think business will always help. it helps from a country standpoint. it's interesting, when i was doing the primaries, i spent less money than other people and i did better than other people, and that's what we want to do for the country. we want to spend less money and do better. [ cheers and applause ]
>> jimmy: talking about how long and grueling it is, have you seen -- what has changed from when you first started running to now? >> well, i think the press has become more and more vicious. i think, you know, it was interesting when i had -- we started off with 17 and you had some of them in here, and one by one by one --. >> jimmy: we had about 15. >> you had about 15 on here, not all 17, but you had a lot of them. but you know, we had 17 people and as it got down, you know, i do notice there's a big difference with the media. i also say though there's even more love out there. people want this to happen. they really want it to happen and you see what's going on even today with the polls where the polls are so good, we just got a great poll from colorado, normally a republican wouldn't do particularly well there, and we're leading in colorado and we're leading in iowa. we're leading in ohio and florida. we're leading all over, and it's been amazing. it's been really amazing. >> jimmy: do you pay attention to the polls? >> oh, i love the polls. >> jimmy: you do? [ laughter ] >> but i don't pay attention if i'm losing or lagging, i never mention it.
[ laughter ] believe me. only when i'm winning. >> jimmy: i've noticed that -- little changes. i think your voice has changed a little bit. because i've done -- i hate to break it to you, but i've done impressions of you once or twice on this show. [ laughter and applause ] >> you have. >> jimmy: thank you for letting me do that. >> a very good impression. >> jimmy: thank you. but when you first started running, you were very high viced. your voice was very high, and china, you'd say china and a a lot -- very high. and then you've gotten to a a stage where you were just yelling. you were yelling into the microphone at people and you were yelling at everyone! and like you don't even need the mic. and now you're more of like a a smoky, silky -- [ cheers and applause ] like a donald trump/alec baldwin impression type of voice. that's what you're doing. [ laughter ]
and i got to kindly thank you for giving us the material that we're doing. [ laughter ] it's been amazing to follow and exciting because you say the most shocking things. [ laughter ] i can't even believe. >> but i'm trying not to anymore. >> jimmy: yeah, oh yeah. yes. see, that's changing. yeah. see, that's what i'm talking about, so, yeah. [ cheers and applause ] you do something, because everyone's saying, oh, is there a bromance between vladimir putin and all this stuff and what is the celebrity nickname for you guys and i thought of vlump. vlump i thought it was good. [ laughter ] but you said, "if he says great things about me, i'll say great things about him." >> well, look, i don't know him. and i know nothing about him, really. i just think if we got along with russia, that's not a bad thing and getting along with other countries, the democrats try to say i like him somehow. i don't like him. i don't dislike him. i don't have any feelings one way or the other. and it's not going to matter what he says about me. if he says good things or bad things about me, i'm going to make great deals for our
country. i'm interested in our country. i'm interested in the success of our country. and right now, i mean, you see what's happening. you see what's happening just generally speaking, and we have a long way to go, but they do try and pin me into this, and i'm saying to myself, you know, i don't even know him. all of a sudden, you know, they make it like he's my best friend. i don't know him. what i want is what's right for the country. that's all that matters to me. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: first debate -- first debate is september 26 at hofstra university. lester holt's is moderating. you don't traditionally prepare for the debates. >> well, i prepare. i mean i certainly prepare. i never debated before the other 11 debates. i was in 11 debates, you know, in the primary system. and i loved it. i really liked doing it, but i never debated professionally or from a political standpoint before, but i enjoyed that process. and i look forward to the next
debate, and lester is the moderator. i think it's very tough for lester because frankly i thought matt lauer did a a fantastic job and they're trying to game the system by saying trump won the debate because matt lauer wasn't as tough on trump as he was on hillary clinton. and that wasn't it. i mean he was tough on me and he was tough on her. but they're trying to make it so that lester's going to come out and really be tough on me. and i think it's unfair. i mean they're trying to gain the system. so i said, let's not have a a moderator. remember the famous -- you wouldn't remember this, of course. abraham lincoln/douglas. remember the lincoln/douglass debates? >> jimmy: are you kidding me? i watch it all the time on youtube. [ laughter ] >> no moderator. no moderator. i would have like to have seen that. that was supposed to be quite the debate. >> jimmy: but who would go first? who would talk first. >> well i don't know. you know? >> jimmy: flip a coin? do you know what a coin is, by the way? [ laughter ] a coin is tiny, beautiful thing. i got to -- i got to show you. i'll give you a coin backstage. you'll love them. [ laughter ] but yeah.
>> no, but the concept of having us both sitting on stage or standing on stage, i like standing much better. but standing on stage and just debating, you know, they used to do debates that way. >> jimmy: right. >> i think it would be fascinating for people. i think it would be fascinating. but i think there's a lot of outside pressure being placed on lester that is unfair, but i think it's unfair to me, but that's okay. but i think it's unfair to lester. >> jimmy: yeah, because he's got to really got to over prepare, i guess. >> he's got to hammer me, and i think that's not the right thing to do. >> jimmy: right. >> but matt, i have to say, i thought matt lauer did a a fantastic job in that debate. >> jimmy: we love him. we love matt lauer. we're a fan of matt lauer here too. you've -- you said on our show before that you've never really apologize until -- unless you really feel the need to apologize. >> i don't love apologizing. [ light laughter ] i'm not -- i'm not thrilled about apologizing. but i'll apologize if i'm wrong about something. >> jimmy: yeah. have you ever played the board game, sorry?
[ laughter ] >> no, i sort of like monopoly better than that. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: absolutely. i see that. yeah. what's your go-to property? >> well, i don't know. i think maybe -- maybe fifth avenue. >> jimmy: oh, yeah? is there a fifth avenue? >> no, but there's going to be. >> jimmy: in real life. you're playing monopoly in real life. yeah, we play different monopolies. yeah. [ laughter ] hillary getting sick. you handled that very well, saying i hope she gets better. have you gotten close to getting sick through this whole campaign? >> is this wood or is this formica? >> jimmy: it's wood. it's a veneer. >> no, i haven't. i've really been -- well we're going, in fact, right after this, we're going to new hampshire we're making a speech up in new hampshire we have a a big crowd and i just got back from ohio and we were in pennsylvania and florida we're all over. >> jimmy: how do you not get
sick? >> i don't know. by not thinking about it. >> jimmy: sorry about that. sorry to bring it up. i don't want it to happen. >> just don't think about it. so far -- >> jimmy: i don't get sick either doing the show but usually on vacations i get sick. >> when you take it easy, it's not so good. no i haven't and i've had --we've had a very grueling schedule. we've had an amazing schedule from one state to the next. sometimes three or four a day, and so far, i'm, you know, staying strong. >> jimmy: and it's not true, right, that i've read that you just -- you eat fast food all the time. >> well, i eat it a little bit when we're traveling because we'll be on the plane and i -- you know, they have a big thing to preserve. they have a name, whether it's mcdonald's or wendy's or any of them, and at least you know what you're getting. i don't want to go into a a restaurant and says, mr. trump would like a a hamburger to go. i don't know what they're going to do to that hamburger. if they like me, i'm happy. if they don't like me -- [ cheers and applause ]
>> jimmy: they're going to spit in the burger, yeah. exactly. i have to tell you i didn't even think about that. >> i'm better off with fast food. >> jimmy: more with donald trump when we come back, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ one smart choice leads to the next. ♪ the new 2017 ford fusion is here. it's the beauty of a well-made choice. ♪ initiating retrieval sequence. target acquired. dang it! ah! come on!
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back. we're here with republican presidential nominee donald trump, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] now, this is interesting. mr. trump, if elected, you would be the first president from new york city since teddy roosevelt. >> wow. >> jimmy: and the first president from new york city since franklin delano roosevelt. >> right, sure. >> jimmy: i always get those mixed up, roosevelt and roosevelt. >> that's good company. >> jimmy: that's great company, yeah. uh -- uh -- you're from queens.
>> i am. i'm from queens. >> jimmy: and i just saw your childhood home is for sale. >> oh wow. i want to see that. >> jimmy: yeah, there it is. >> that's it. >> jimmy: that's your house? >> that's where i was born. >> jimmy: any -- any fun memories from this house? >> well, i have great parents and i have great brothers and sisters. i had a really good childhood. i was -- oh, that's sad to look at that. i want to buy it. i want to -- i want to buy it. >> jimmy: you have a lot of good memories? >> oh, i love it. >> jimmy: get in any trouble there? were you a troublemaker? >> not too much, no. my parents were very strict and good and loving. they were fantastic parents. >> jimmy: oh, sorry, i'm making you wistful. yeah, sorry for that, buddy. [ laughter ] it's choking me up a little bit. last time we were here, we did a mock job interview because this is the biggest job in the world, president of the united states. can we continue that interview and finish it? because now we're only down to two candidates. >> sure, okay. >> jimmy: clipboard here. [ laughter ] >> i don't know if i like this. >> jimmy: why would you excel
at this job? >> because i love people, and i want to do right for people. >> jimmy: okay. [ applause ] how would your coworkers, peers describe you? [ laughter ] >> as somebody who never gives up. we never give up -- we can never give up, right? >> jimmy: what do you like to do outside of work? do you have any hobbies? >> i don't have any time. [ laughter ] i've enjoyed this. this has been very -- i really don't have much time. no, honestly, this has been, like, 24 hours a day. we have just gone all-out. you have to love your family and all of those things but we have very little time. it's amazing. >> jimmy: why do you want to leave your current job? >> because i'm sort of looking to make a lot less money. [ laughter and applause ]
a lot. >> jimmy: you're going to have to take a pay cut, i'm sorry. yeah. finally, what will you do if you don't get this position? >> you know, i think i want to, more than anything ever, i want to take over "the tonight show." [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: it's not available. >> that's never going to happen. >> jimmy: donald, i want to ask you because the next time i see you, you -- you-- could be the president of the united states. i just wanted to note, there's something we could do that's just not presidential really, or something, that we can do now that we're just both civilians. like -- [ laughter ] >> like what? this is -- i'm not liking the sound of this. go ahead. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: can i mess your hair up? [ cheers and applause ] i'll be gentle. i'll be gentle. >> as long as -- the answer's yes, but the people in
new hampshire where i'm going to be in about an hour from now, i hope they're going to understand. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: did you say yes? >> go ahead, with my hair -- [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: yes! donald trump, everybody! >> i'll do it as well. >> jimmy: donald trump, everybody! norm macdonald joins us after the break. stick around. there you go. thank you for doing that. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ (vo) maybe it was here, when you hit 300,000 miles. or here, when you walked away without a scratch.