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Jimmy Fallon re-enacts President Trump's wild news conference

Against the advice of his advisers, President Trump held a hastily organized 77-minute solo news conference on Thursday afternoon, and it was a doozy. On Thursday's Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon put on his Donald Trump outfit and condensed the freewheeling beat-the-press-fest into a short 2.5-minute re-enactment. He did a pretty good job capturing the essence of the performance. "Buckle up, 'cause I'm coming in hot — this is going to be a crazy one," he said. "First of all, you're all fake news, I hate you all very much, and thank you for being here." There's one sight gag involving hand size, plus a Magic Trump Ball, but Fallon mostly plays it goofy. Watch below. Peter Weber