Donald Trump was the big winner in the Republican primaries on Super Tuesday, but that did not stop NBC’s “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon from having some fun of the front-runner’s expense.
Fallon reprised his trademark impression of Trump to mock the candidate’s speech to supporters following his Super Tuesday wins, as well as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, an ally to the Trump campaign whose unenthusiastic reactions to Trump's speech went viral.
The comedian took aim at Trump's unwavering confidence, claiming in his impersonation to have scored victories even in states where Republican rival Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas took the majority of the vote.
"I'll admit, I didn't win every state. I only got 27 percent of the vote in Texas," began Fallon, "but remember, everything is bigger in Texas. So, 27 percent is really more like 60 percent. So, basically, I won Texas."
As for Oklahoma, which was also won by Cruz, Fallon joked, "It looks like a Trump wig that Texas is wearing. So, basically, I won Oklahoma too."
Fallon also poked fun at Christie, whose deadpan facial expressions during the real Trump's speech Tuesday were lampooned in memes and videos on the internet. Fallon, impersonating Trump, sarcastically referred to Christie's "unblinking support."
Fallon didn't ignore the controversy surrounding Trump's initial reluctance to disavow the support of the Ku Klux Klan and one the organization's former leaders, David Duke.
"I love the KKK. Kim, Kourtney, Khloe — they are fantastic people," Fallon joked, referencing the Kardashian family, of reality TV fame.
All jokes aside, Trump took a big step toward securing the Republican nomination Tuesday with key wins in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Massachusetts and Virginia. Trump currently holds 319 delegates, with Sen. Cruz a distant second with 226 delegates and establishment favorite Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida trailing even further behind with 110 delegates. 1,237 delegates are needed to lock up the nomination.
The remaining Republican candidates are scheduled to square off in a debate Thursday night to air on Fox News.