Looks like Jimmy Fallon may have scored two of the most important interviews of this stage of the election cycle. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will appear as a guest on Fallon’s Thursday Tonight Show, on the “eve” of Hillary Clinton’s.
NBC previously announced Clinton is booked for Monday’s Tonight Show, in what could be her first TV interview since a dramatic health incident at yesterday’s 9/11 memorial in NYC turned health conspiracy theories into a campaign reality. Her doctors have said she has walking pneumonia, and Clinton has canceled this week’s trip to the West Coast to rest under doctors’ orders.
Clinton’s Monday, September 19 guest gig, kicking off the first week of the official broadcast TV season, just got 20% more dramatic.
The two appearances, assuming Clinton’s is not scrubbed or rescheduled, come less than two weeks before the first presidential debate in which the candidates will share the stage for the first time.
Thursday’s visit will mark Trump’s third to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He was previously a guest on September 11, 2015 and January 11 earlier this year. Monday’s appearance will mark Clinton’s third appearance on the NBC late night show, having previously guested on September 16, 2015 and January 14 earlier this year.