Jimmy Fallon offers a master class playing Donald Trump ahead of Thursday's GOP debate

By Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
Updated August 04, 2015 01:15 PM

With political excitement building for Thursday’s debut debate by the major Republican presidential candidates, The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon had more than a little fun Monday night imagining how Donald Trump might be preparing – with some unexpected, high-placed help.

“It’s a big debate, It’s ‘yuuuuuge,'” Fallon-as-Trump (complete with an impressive Trump wig) tells a President Obama impersonator telephoning with debate advice.

“Wait. Why would you want to help me become president,” Fallon’s Trump asks Obama.

“Because, it’d be hilarious!” Obama replies. “Look, I’ve been president for eight years. I’m ready for some entertainment.”

“I just want to grab some popcorn, sit back and watch this whole [bleep]-show go down.”

Tune in Thursday night for the real thing!