Jimmy Fallon Gives Hillary Clinton a Bag of Softballs on 'Tonight Show' After Criticism He Was Too Easy on Donald Trump

Fallon joked Trump left the softballs for Hillary Clinton in her dressing room

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Jimmy Fallon may have interviewed both presidential candidates in the last few days, but that didn’t stop the Tonight Show star from having some good old fun.

For Hillary Clinton‘s appearance on Monday night, Fallon welcomed her with a surgical mask and plenty of hand sanitizer after she made headlines for her recent bout with pneumonia.

“I’m not contagious,” she said with a laugh. “Nothing like a little rest when your doctor tells you to and you don’t do it.”

Minutes later, 41-year-old Fallon presented Clinton, 68, with her very own gift bag that he said was left in her dressing room by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after his Sept. 15 appearance.

Inside was a framed photo of Vladimir Putin, a Pink Floyd The Wall CD, and a bag of softballs.

“That’s as close as he’s going to get to the wall,” Clinton said.

As for the gift of softballs, Fallon had his own explanation: “Oh no, that was my gift to him,” he said. “That’s what I gave him. I’ll give them to you later in the evening.”

On Sept. 26, both presidential candidates will participate in their first debate, moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt.

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