Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will pay a visit to NBC’s late-night ratings leader The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, September 19, kicking off the first week of the official broadcast TV season.
NBC noted in this morning’s announcement that Clinton’s appearance comes during the height of the campaign for the White House and a week before the highly anticipated presidential debate between the former Secretary of State and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. NBC forgot to mention the news comes the morning after the network’s Today show co-host Matt Lauer eviscerated Clinton at an NBC News Commander-in-Chief forum. Clinton’s getting low marks for her performance at that clambake, but Lauer’s taking even more heat, with critics saying he pounded on Clinton over her email habits as Secretary of State, and more than once instructed her to cut off her answer so he could move on, while giving Donald Trump a pass on inaccurate statements, such as having always opposed the war in Iraq.
Lauer’s performance was trending on Twitter last night and still trending today, and not in a good way, with the hashtag #LaueringTheBar.
This will mark Clinton’s third appearance on The Tonight Show, having previously guested on Sept. 16, 2015 and Jan. 14 earlier this year.