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Jimmy Fallon cracked the first Donald Trump jokes at the Golden Globes

Hollywood may not, as a whole, be very fond of President-elect Donald Trump, but its denizens sure don't mind using him for material. Actors Meryl Streep and Hugh Laurie made obvious references to Trump in their Golden Globes acceptance speeches on Sunday night, but host Jimmy Fallon beat them to the punch line, dishing out his first Trump-inspired quip at the beginning of his introductory monologue by welcoming attendees and viewers to "one of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote."

Fallon alluded to Trump with a Game of Thrones joke, and even made a Streep-Trump joke that did something Streep's speech did not — mention Trump by name. In Florence Foster Jenkins, Streep plays "the worst opera singer in the world," Fallon said, and "even she turned down performing at Trump's inauguration." You can watch a selection of Fallon's jokes below. Peter Weber