Donald Trump Jr. Really Enjoyed Jimmy Fallon’s Latest Bit About Donald Trump Jr.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - FEBRUARY 28: Donald Trump Jr. delivers a speech during a ceremony for the official opening of the Trump International Tower and Hotel on February 28, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. The tower is the Trump Organization's first new international property since Donald Trump assumed the presidency. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

Ever since Jimmy Fallon gave Donald Trump a noogie on national TV, the cornball late-night host has been dogged by the criticism that in some small way, he enabled the president’s rise to power. Fallon didn’t help himself when he interviewed his peer Seth Myers in February, taking the opportunity to crack a joke about the infamous interview but not showing any real self-examination or contrition. He may have alienated some of his liberal supporters, but a he’s picked up at least one influential fan along the way: Trump’s firstborn son.

On the show last night, Fallon performed a toothless and unfunny bit about a photo of Donald Trump Jr. that appeared in the New York Times and subsequently went viral, in which the Trump son sat on a stump and gazed pensively into the distance. Fallon’s joke was that Don Jr. should take the photo as inspiration for a business model, selling seats made from felled trees, and calling them–wait for it–Trump Stumps.

The line didn’t exactly bring down the house, but the subject of the joke loved it, praising Fallon for “poking some well deserved fun without being vicious & pushing a political agenda! More of this!”

If Fallon’s ratings continue to fall at the rate they’ve been going for the last month and a half, he can take comfort in knowing there might be a gig open for him as White House court jester.

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