Was this Fox News?!? Watch Trump's hair-raising softball interview with Jimmy Fallon

In a bizarre "Tonight Show" appearance, Trump defined his relationship with Putin, then got his hair messed up

Published September 16, 2016 2:34PM (EDT)

When Sean Hannity's softball interviews aren't soft enough, where do you turn?

Donald Trump guested on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" on Thursday. The two touched on a number of topics including the GOP nominee's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"I don't know him and know nothing about him, really," Trump said of Putin. "I just think if we got along with Russia, it's not a bad thing .... I don't like him, I don't dislike him, I don't have any feelings one way or the other."

With the first debate less than two weeks away, Fallon asked Trump about his preparation (or lack thereof).

"I prepare," Trump clarified. "I certainly prepare."

The debate, on Sept. 26 at Hofstra University on Long Island, will be moderated by NBC's Lester Holt, who, Trump argued, has his work cut out for him after "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer bombed last week's Commander-in-Chief Forum.

"I think it's very tough for Lester because, frankly, I thought Matt Lauer did a fantastic job," he explained. "And they're trying to game the system by saying that Trump won the debate because Matt Lauer wasn't as tough on Trump as he was on Hillary Clinton .... They're trying to make it so that Lester's going to come out and really be tough on me, and I think it's unfair."

Before it was over, Trump allowed Fallon to mess up his hair, "because the next time I see you, you might be president of the United States," and so Fallon wanted to do something "that's just not presidential, really":

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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