“The Tonight Show” host on Thursday showed a clip from a news conference where Trump was asked about his taped confession that he essentially lied about the danger of the coronavirus.
“Did you mislead the public?” a reporter asked Trump off-camera.
“Well I think if you said in order to reduce panic, perhaps that’s so,” the president said. “Fact is, I’m a cheerleader for this country. I love our country. And I don’t want people to be frightened.”
Fallon launched into a cheer-calling bit before unleashing a visual zinger:
“Check out his pompoms,” the host said.