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Jimmy Fallon made President-elect Donald Trump the butt of some biting jokes during his Golden Globes opening monologue on Sunday night.
After surviving the failure of his teleprompter at the top of his speech, Fallon welcomed the audience to the Golden Globes, which he called “one of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote.”
As he rattled off nominees, he landed on “Game of Thrones” and compared Trump to one of the HBO show’s most hated characters.
“Game of Thrones,” he said, had “so many plot twists and shocking twists, a lot of people have wondered what it would’ve been like if King Joffrey had lived.”
He continued: “Well, in 12 days we’re going to find out.” Trump’s inauguration is set for January 20.
Fallon’s chiding of Trump didn’t stop there. He also took a shot at the president-elect’s difficulty with hammering down performers for the inaugural ball.
“The film ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ is nominated,” Fallon said. “The character has been dubbed the world’s worst opera singer and even she turned down performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration. It’s tough to book.”
The politics didn’t end there. He also gestured toward the ongoing controversy surrounding Russia’s apparent hacking of Democratic officials during the campaign to aid Trump.
When introducing the accounting company that tabulates the Golden Globes votes, Fallon inserted Russia’s president into the group, referring to it as “the firm of Ernst & Young & Putin.”
Fallon may have been making up for his “Tonight Show” interview in September with Trump in which critics believed the late-night host was too easy on the then-presidential candidate.
Watch Fallon’s monologue below:
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 9,2017