On his program on Monday night, comedian Jimmy Fallon reacted to Hillary Clinton’s comment that a number of Trump supporters fall into a “basket of deplorables” by joking, “So, if you’re keeping track, Trump supporters are deplorable, and Hillary supporters are deportable.”
Fallon’s “deportable” remark could have been a reference to Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King’s characterization of Michelle Obama’s guest at last year’s State of the Union Address as “a deportable.”
King, however, did not see any criticism in Fallon’s joke and instead was thrilled when Iowa talk radio host Jan Mickelson played him a clip of Fallon’s monologue in an interview yesterday.
“Did I say that or did he say that?” King asked, to which Mickelson replied: “Fallon is stealing your lines now.”
“Well, that’s okay,” King said, “I’m happy if he can just repeat them over and over again. I recall making a statement that the first lady invited a deportable in to sit next to her during the president’s State of the Union address and I can’t think of any way to undermine the rule of law any more effectively than to do that.”