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#EndorseThis: Watch Spike Lee's Stunning Tribute To George Floyd

Believe it or not, Spike Lee is 63 years old -- but his voice is vital as ever. He is releasing a new feature (Da 5 Bloods) and last week delivered a compelling film tribute to George Floyd titled 3 Brothers. Every adult American should try to watch it, especially anyone who might not grasp the urgency of radical police reform.

Jimmy Fallon watched 3 Brothers debut on CNN and realized that his own audience ought to see it. He brought the great director on The Tonight Show to introduce and provide insightful commentary, which he does in trademark style.

Please be warned: This film includes graphic violence. It induces feelings of grief, rage, and perhaps shame. But that's the point.

View and share at your discretion.


#EndorseThis: Cory Booker Shares Democrat Strategy For Winning Midterms

Like a savvy statesman, Cory Booker punctuates the first chunk of a Jimmy Fallon interview with a funny tale which endears him to The Tonight Show crowd.

We won’t give away the details, but let’s just say being elected to Congress doesn’t always stop one’s Mom from fussing over them.

Things turn serious, however, when Booker is tasked with explaining how Democrats can potentially take over Capitol Hill in November of 2018. Instead of merely worrying about which issues paint Dems in the best light or provide the best in-road to attacking President Trump’s record in the White House, the Senator’s advice reminds how gains were made on Philadelphia avenue.

Can we think of an election in which college kids turned the tide of an otherwise evenly-contested race? How about two races?

Yes we can.

#EndorseThis: Fallon Says Kavanaugh Not Qualified To Work At Olive Garden

Sometimes the joke is all about the setup.

While Jimmy Fallon doesn’t exactly take it easy on President Trump or any of 45’s appointees/ex-appointees (just listen to the crack about Omarosa and Facebook 45 seconds into today’s clip), the comic is a little gentler than most on late night when it comes to politics. The Kavanaugh hearings are no exception. Jimmy has a hard time hating anyone, even when they’re connected to Trump.

So how did Jimmy draw the conclusion that new SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh isn’t qualified to serve spaghetti?

Fans of Orrin Hatch – and those with weak stomachs – beware. The awful truth is at the 1:20 mark.

#EndorseThis: Fallon Zings Eric Trump For Omarosa Bribe Clip

Note: Yes, the original headline of this story mistakenly credited Jimmy Kimmel, not Jimmy Fallon, with the clip described and embedded below. Lampoon us as thee will, but we absolutely did not confuse the two men, who each offer unique brands of satire. Just a miscommunication at the office. Now, back to your regularly-scheduled obtuse introduction.

Remember how transfixed the macho, (mostly) white cis-male characters in Slap Shot were with the daily soap opera on TV? “She too good for him,” said the mournful goaltender.

Maybe that’s the Trump family’s secret for appealing to under-educated white men from the Midwest? Make everything feel just like As The World Turns,and the masses will tune into the daily drama. The latest small-studio, fuzzy camera-angle twist involves a “secret” audio recording of Eric Trump’s wife Lara offering an amenable Omarosa a potential 6-figure bribe to keep quiet about her knowledge of hi-jinks in the White House.

Jimmy Fallon is fed up, and addresses the latest back-page headline with classic zingers for Omarosa and Melania Trump in the first 30 seconds of today’s clip. Trump’s health care wars get a little dig at the end as well, so no need to adjust that YouTube.

45 might earn a little more support if he just fessed up. This presidency is marketed as something new, but bribes and secret recordings belong to the Nixon era from 50 years ago.

Old time politics! Eddie Shore!