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Is Jimmy Fallon to blame for normalizing Donald Trump?

Back in 2016, Jimmy Fallon had then-candidate Donald Trump on "The Tonight Show" and famously ruffled Trump's hair during the interview. Many felt Fallon should've asked Trump about his tax returns, the birther campaign or his hatred toward immigrants, rather than play with his hair. Fallon has since expressed regret for his part in "normalizing" Trump, and Trump fired back telling Fallon to "be a man." Does Fallon deserve all the blowback for normalizing Trump?

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Jimmy Fallon received a lot of heat back in 2016 when he playfully interviewed then-candidate Trump, even tussling his hair. Watch the full interview below:

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Fallon has since expressed regret for his part in normalizing Trump.

"I did not do it to 'normalize' him or to say I believe in his political beliefs or any of that stuff."
It was, it turned out, the biggest mistake of Fallon's career. He almost immediately began taking incoming fire on social media from people who felt that Trump was an existential threat to America whom Fallon had 'normalized' for people who were still on the fence about him. "It just got bigger and out of control," Fallon recalls.
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But President Trump told Fallon he should "be a man" and stand by his interview from nearly two years ago.

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Fallon responded by donating to RAICES, a Texas non-profit working to reunite immigrant families who've been separated by the Trump administration.

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Many feel Fallon still hasn't learned his lesson, and his half-apology isn't going to cut it.

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Others feel it is ridiculous to blame one late-night host for the normalization of Donald Trump. The media, the Republican establishment, and the American electorate all had a part in normalizing Trump. Leave Jimmy Fallon alone.

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Is Jimmy Fallon to blame for normalizing Donald Trump?
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