Jimmy Fallon compares President Trump’s appearance to TigerHawk logo


Wyatt Dlouhy

President Donald Trump pauses during a speech at the Iowa GOP’s America First Dinner at the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines on June 11, 2019.

Brooklyn Draisey, Summer Editor

TV show host Jimmy Fallon compared President Trump to a familiar mascot during a bit on the June 11 episode of NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

While talking about Trump’s Tuesday visit to Iowa, Fallon put photos of the TigerHawk logo and Trump side by side and said the similarity is why Trump loves Iowa so much.

“But Trump’s actually a big fan of Iowa mostly because the University of Iowa’s Hawkeye mascot looks just like him,” Fallon said.

The comedian also joked about Trump thinking corn grows into corn dogs.

Trump’s Hawkeye history goes beyond Fallon’s on-air bit.

In 2016, Trump visited the UI Field House for a rally, in which he invited Hawkeye football players on stage. Then-tight end Peter Pekar encouraged the crowd to vote for Trump at the event and presented Trump with a Hawkeye jersey that displayed the number 1 and Trump’s name on the back.

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Athletics Director Gary Barta said in 2016 it was not an official Iowa jersey nor was it given to Trump by the university.

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