The eminently likeable Jimmy Fallon opened the 74th Golden Globes on Sunday by taking a few shots at President-elect Donald Trump.
Unlike Meryl Streep, who bemoaned being a member of the most “vilified” groups, including “Hollywood, foreigners, and the press,” Fallon didn’t play the victim card and kept his jabs light-ish.
His first anti-Trump joke was actually aimed at the Electoral College, which is currently unpopular on the Left because Clinton managed to win it by over 2 million votes despite getting nearly wiped off the electoral map.
“This is the Golden Globes: One of the few places left where America honors the popular vote,” said Fallon said.
The Tonight Show host later explained that the Golden Globes’ results were “carefully tabulated by the accounting firm Ernst and Young and Putin,” an obvious reference to criticisms of Trump’s overly positive relationship with Putin.
For his harshest joke, Fallon went “Game of Thrones” on Trump, comparing the president-elect to the brutal show’s most vicious and hated character, King Joffrey.
The show, he said, “has so many plot twists and shocking moments, a lot of people are wondering what it would be like if King Joffery had lived. Well, in 12 days we’re gonna find out.”
Fallon also used Streep’s biographical comedy about an awful opera singer to zing Trump, saying, “The character has been dubbed the world’s worst opera singer — and even she turned down singing at Donald Trump’s inauguration.”
While Trump has not responded to Fallon (at least not yet), he has responded to Streep, tweeting early Monday:
Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never “mocked” a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him “groveling” when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!
During the award show, Streep whined about being a member of one of what she said was one of the three most “vilified” groups: “Hollywood, foreigners, and the press,” and then condemned Trump for “imitat[ing] a disabled reporter”:
There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good. There was nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back.
H/T The Hill.