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  • -Thank you very much. Welcome to "The Tonight Show."

  • My name is Jimmy Fallon.

  • And that's the Roots right over there.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Well, guys, as I mentioned earlier,

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing dominated the news this weekend.

  • Even President Trump seemed genuinely saddened

  • when he heard about it.

  • Actually you thought we were finally seeing

  • a more empathetic Trump until he addressed

  • the open Supreme Court seat at his rally 24 hours later.

  • -So, I have to make a decision to fill the seat, as we say.

  • We should have a new campaign.

  • Let's make a T-shirt -- "Fill the Seat," okay?

  • [ Crowd chanting ]

  • That's a -- That's a good idea. Fill the seat.

  • -Wow.

  • Man, when you see that, it's hard to believe Trump

  • hasn't been asked to give the eulogy.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Trump could be somber for about 15 seconds, then he's like,

  • "You think they'll have Bagel Bites at the reception?"

  • [ Laughter ]

  • What is he doing?

  • Why do all of his rallies --

  • Why do they all have chants?

  • He's the President, not the host of an infomercial.

  • Fry that chicken!

  • [ Laughter ]

  • You don't want a room of people chanting during a pandemic.

  • Seriously, at that point, even the coronavirus puts on his coat

  • and was like, "I don't want to be part of this, okay?

  • Good day to you."

  • But if you thought Trump was joking,

  • look at what popped up on his website over the weekend.

  • Yeah, the Trump campaign is now selling

  • "fill that seat" T-shirts.

  • Seriously, someone just passed away and he's leading chants

  • and selling T-shirts like they just clinched

  • the American League East.

  • When people said it was in bad taste,

  • Trump was like, "Good call.

  • Let's also print out some college shirts, class it up."

  • Here's some advice -- If you're wondering how to deal with

  • a job opening after someone dies and you find yourself

  • on a custom T-shirt website, you made a wrong turn.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Even long-haul drivers with truck nuts were like,

  • "That's just crude and unnecessary."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • But it's true. Trump is hoping to fill the seat soon

  • and he even offered some details

  • on who he's thinking about filling it with.

  • -I will be putting forth a nominee next week.

  • It will be a woman.

  • -Trump said that like he was announcing

  • the gender of the next royal baby.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • "Hear ye, hear ye, it will be a woman."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • This is actually good news because usually when you hear

  • "Trump, judge," and "woman" in the same sentence,

  • it's because he's being sued again.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • And this morning on "Fox & Friends,"

  • Trump was asked if he knew which day he'd announce the nominee.

  • Watch this.

  • "That's right. We want to be very respectful.

  • I even asked Kid Rock to record an acoustic version

  • of 'Bawitdaba' to be played during the funeral."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Yeah, they're trying to be respectful.

  • That's why for the next hour Trump's knocking 20% off

  • all "fill that seat" merchandise, so act now!

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Trump is being very respectful, but when asked about

  • Justice Ginsburg's dying wish for the next president

  • to choose her successor, here's what he had to say.

  • Well, that was an interesting way

  • of paying respects, wasn't it?

  • Over the weekend, Republican senators like

  • Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, and Lindsey Graham

  • said they plan to move forward with a vote on Trump's nominee.

  • However, that contradicts what they said back in 2016

  • when President Obama nominated Merrick Garland

  • close to an election.

  • Listen to this.

  • -There is a long tradition

  • that you don't do this in an election year.

  • -The Senate will appropriately revisit the matter

  • when it considers the qualifications of the nominee

  • the next President nominates.

  • -I want you to use my words against me.

  • If there's a Republican President in 2016

  • and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term,

  • you can say Lindsey Graham said "Let's let the next president,

  • whoever it might be, make that nomination."

  • -Sure, the Olympics were canceled this year,

  • but at least we have the Republicans to show off

  • some truly spectacular backflips.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Republicans are just constantly changing the rules as they go.

  • It's like playing a board game with a toddler.

  • It's like, "I rolled a two and I'm wearing blue, so I win."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • And now, because he completely changed his position,

  • people are calling Mitch McConnell spineless.

  • Can we see Mitch McConnell?

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Spineless? Based on that, I'm pretty sure he's boneless.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • We're already in the middle of a global pandemic,

  • racial unrest, and a cratering economy.

  • Now there's going to be a fight over an open Supreme Court seat.

  • At this rate, next week's debate

  • will be about how to handle the current alien invasion.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • 2020 really is insane.

  • To put things in perspective,

  • the biggest news of 2019 was baby Yoda.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Seriously, this election already felt

  • like a tense Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Now it's like your uncle just rolled in straight from rehab.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Trump says he'll announce

  • his Supreme Court pick Friday or Saturday.

  • Before he does that, though, he's been calling up

  • all the finalists to let them know they didn't get the job.

  • Check out this leaked audio.

  • -Ted, I can't have someone on the Supreme Court

  • with a beard like yours.

  • You look like a college freshman who's experimenting with

  • his look over winter break,

  • but even a college freshman knows to shave it off

  • when the selfie doesn't get enough likes.

  • Son, I love you, but we can't have someone

  • on the Supreme Court who has the same energy

  • as a guy who offers you cocaine

  • in the bathroom of a Buffalo Wild Wings.

  • I just think those robes would be too heavy on you, Jared.

  • Put them on and you'll crumble to the floor

  • like the Witch from "Wizard of Oz."

  • MyPillow guy, you are maybe

  • the smartest person who has ever lived, besides me.

  • And I think that you could have made a wonderful judge,

  • presiding over some wonderful pillow-based cases,

  • but unfortunately you're -- how should I put this? --

  • a borderline insane man.

  • Hey, me, it's me calling.

  • Hello. I love what you do. Big fan. Likewise.

  • I think you're the most qualified person on Earth

  • to be on the Supreme Court.

  • Wow, what an honor to be nominated by you, me.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -And finally, the most important thing Americans can do is vote,

  • and it looks like we're getting some help from somewhere

  • you wouldn't expect. Watch this.

  • -Foot Locker is turning thousands of their stores

  • into voter-registration sites

  • just six weeks before the election.

  • -It's perfect 'cause when a fight breaks out,

  • there will be 40 people dressed like referees to handle it.

-Thank you very much. Welcome to "The Tonight Show."

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