In The Know

Fallon hits Trump for ‘brags’ about firing Tillerson ‘all by himself’

Late-night host Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday mocked President Trump over the ouster of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson earlier in the day. 

“I heard Trump has been telling people that he fired Rex Tillerson all by himself. Trump brags about firing people the same way a toddler brags about using the bathroom alone for the first time,” Fallon said on “The Tonight Show.”

{mosads}“In the past few weeks, Gary Cohn, Hope Hicks and now Rex Tillerson have all left the White House. Most people have said they’re shocked, while Betsy DeVos was like, ‘Wait, how the hell am I still here? Didn’t anyone see “60 Minutes”? Pretty popular program,’ ” he said, referring to the Education secretary’s recent interview in which she struggled to answer basic questions about policy. 

The president revealed in a tweet on Tuesday that he had fired Tillerson, and would replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. 

Trump told reporters Tuesday morning that he made the decision “by myself,” suggesting he did not speak with Tillerson before firing him.

“I actually got along great with Rex, but really, it was a different mindset,” the president said. 

Fallon’s late-night cohort Jimmy Kimmel also hit Trump over Tillerson’s firing, making a joke referring to first lady Melania Trump. 

“I’m starting to think he fires people just so he can get some going-away cake at the party. Trump told reporters he made this decision ‘by myself.’ Like a 5-year-old. ‘I did it all by myself.’ Of course you did by yourself, there’s no one left at the White House anymore. It’s just you and your Slovenian captive,” Kimmel said to gasps and applause. 

“Was that too much? I’ll make a note of that,” he added.

Tags Betsy DeVos Donald Trump Hope Hicks Melania Trump Mike Pompeo Rex Tillerson

The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

Most Popular

Load more

Video

See all Video