Comedian Jimmy Fallon hosted the 74th annual Golden Globes on Sunday and used his opening monologue as an opportunity to lambaste President-elect Donald Trump.
During the four-minute opening speech, Fallon compared Trump to a murderous character on the hit TV-show “Game of Thrones” and joked that the Golden Globes is one of the few places left in American where the popular vote still counts, a jab at the fact that Trump lost the popular vote in last year’s presidential election.
“This is the Golden Globes: One of the few places left where America honors the popular vote,” Fallon said, before praising the Hollywood celebrities as “the best” in the entertainment industry.
Fallon compared Trump to King Joffrey, an evil, murderous character on “Game of Thrones.”
“The show has so many plot twists and shocking moments,” Fallon said of the television show. “A lot of people have wondered what it would have been like if King Joffrey had lived. Well, in 12 day we’re gonna find out.”
Finally, Fallon joked about the celebrities who have turned down offers to perform at Trump’s inauguration events next week.
“The film ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ is nominated,” he said. “The character has been dubbed the world’s worst opera singer. And even she turned down performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration.”
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The obvious jabs at Trump may have come as a surprise to many because despite having one of the most-watched TV talk shows, Fallon hardly made many comments about Trump throughout last year’s presidential election — let alone anything negative.
In fact, Fallon was even criticized last September after critics say he gave Trump a softball interview during the presidential candidate’s appearance on “The Tonight Show.”