Former The Tonight Show host Jay Leno may not be a conservative, but at least he does come from an era where talk show hosts treated sitting U.S. Presidents with courtesy and respect, regardless what their political affiliations are.
Right now, unfortunately, the current crop of talk show hosts feels like they are obligated to drink the liberal Kool-Aid in New York City and Hollywood and take an openly hostile tone toward President Donald Trump, despite the fact that half of all American television viewers voted for Trump. In a very surprising move, Jay Leno just spoke out against these current talk show hosts and called them out for the disrespect they are showing Trump.
Jay Leno, who showed Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama the same level of hospitality and courtesy on his show, addressed the flak that Jimmy Fallon got for his even-handed interview with then-candidate last year.
Said Leno, “We live in an era now where if you don’t take sides, both sides hate you. Bush was dumb, and Clinton was horny. When I was doing a monologue, I never questioned anybody’s patriotism — you questioned their judgment.”
He stated that today hosts are “overindulging” to the mean-spirited style of comedy favored by liberals. Explained Jay about the relentless attacks on Trump, “This constant pounding does have a tendency to anesthetize your feelings.” He added, “It should be called, ‘What Did Trump Do Now?’ That’s basically what everybody’s monologue is. You almost wish for a normal day, just to have a joke.” Are you glad Leno spoke out against hateful liberal comedians?