Even though he clarifies he’s not a supporter of Donald Trump, Jay Leno says he is not a fan of all the anti-Trump jokes on late night television.
If Jay Leno were still hosting The Tonight Show, then you wouldn’t be hearing any Trump jokes on the program!
Those who watch late night television know that Donald Trump is consistently brought up. Because he’s finding new ways to humiliate himself every day, the president is certainly a very easy target. He’s always giving the light night comics ammunition to verbally destroy him every night, and all of them are more than happy to oblige.
But the previous host of The Tonight Show says he wouldn’t be mocking Trump if he were still there. Speaking with Page Six, Leno reveals that he’s not a fan of late night TV’s current landscape, saying:
"“If [mocking the president] is a constant thing on a nightly basis, eventually you’re all doing the same joke.”"
While not naming any names, this could be seen as a criticism for all of the late night shows currently on TV. Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, etc. all take their turns ripping the POTUS. And that seems to be what Leno isn’t liking.
Clearly, sexual innuendo is so much funnier.
But while Leno doesn’t like hearing too many jokes about the Trumpster, he admits he’s not a fan. In fact, he still makes a joke about Trump in the same interview, also saying this about his presidency:
"“I remember when ‘House of Cards’ was a TV show. Now it’s a documentary. You look at the Underwoods. You go, ‘At least this isn’t as bad as the real thing.’”"
So it’s obvious here that Leno is definitely no Donald Trump supporter. But the case seems to be that he’s just sick of hearing about the guy every night.
Leno may not be a fan, but the American public wants Trump jokes. The late night comics are merely giving the people what they’re asking for. For some, mocking Trump at night is therapeutic after spending the days worrying if they’ll be able to keep their healthcare.