Donald Trump officially announced his candidacy for president again this week, and many couldn’t help but notice the lack of energy in his speech. But Jimmy Fallon couldn’t help but Also hone in on Trump’s shoutout to his son during the announcement, praising him for getting his “PhD in subpoenas.”
Trump praised Eric, his son, during his speech. “I think he got more subpoenas than any man in the history of our country,”Trump made a brag about his accomplishments, and than thanked him for them. “the abuse you’ve taken.”
Eric, he joked even, is his favorite. “a PhD in subpoenas.”Fallon laughed that it might be possible to get that degree at a particular university.
“It’s ironic because at Trump University, you can actually get a PhD in subpoenas,”Fallon made fun of it. “He’s like ‘That’s Eric! He’s got that big subpoenas energy.’”
Of course, like most of the late night and daytime talk show hosts, Fallon also poked fun at Trump’s energy during the speech, which many noticed was markedly low, compared to other events.
“I know we are, but why does he seem like he’s already over it?” Fallon joked. “What a moment! You can really feel the indictment — I mean excitement.”
The “Tonight Show” host also used Trump’s announcement to poke fun at the hoax circulating Twitter that Fallon himself had died, joking that when the twice-impeached former president announced he’d be running again, Fallon responded “Over my dead body.”
You can watch Fallon’s full monologue in the video above.