‘I don't have any feelings one way or the other’ - Trump on ‘bromance’ with Putin
Although Trump and Putin have never met, the non-existent relationship between the two is frequently touched upon. Trump’s appearance on the NBC chat show proved no different.
Fallon quizzed Trump on his so-called “bromance” with the Russian president, which Fallon nicknamed “Vlump.”
Trump acknowledged that he has never met Putin and while he is adamant that positive relations with Russia would be better for America, he is somewhat ambivalent toward the Russian leader.
“I don’t know him, I know nothing about him really. I just think if we got along with Russia that’s not a bad thing,” said Trump. “I don’t like him, I don’t dislike him, I don’t have any feelings one way or the other.”
“They do try to pin me into this and I’m saying to myself, ‘I don’t even know him,'” Trump added. “All of a sudden they make it like he’s my best friend.”
Trump previously said he favors better relations with Russia and has described Putin as a “strong” leader.
His words were scrutinized and interpreted for months by mainstream media, with obsession peaking last week after Trump did a phone interview with Larry King that aired on RT America, further fueling the “hysteria about Russia” in the election.
It wasn’t only Russia that was discussed though, with Fallow also literally touching on an issue Trump is often asked about - his hair.
Fallon asked if he could touch The Donald's blond mop, which he didn’t appear to have a problem with.
This didn’t go down well with some viewers, many of whom felt Fallon had been too easy on Trump, with one social media user branding him “hell's court jester.”
I don't fault Jimmy Fallon for not being a journalist. I do fault him for his willingness to serve as hell's court jester.— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) September 16, 2016
Awww Jimmy Fallon ruffled Trump's hair and then goofed around with him for ten minutes. What a funny, adorable response to fascism!— Birdy (@palebirdy) September 16, 2016