By: Patrick Gavin
March 23, 2011 08:12 AM EST Updated: March 23, 2011 09:28 AM EST
Late night host Jimmy Fallon stepped outside of his normal role as a funnyman to take some serious dings at President Barack Obama on Tuesday night's show.
During an interview with NBC News's Brian Williams, Fallon said, "It feels like, to me, that President Obama is playing soccer in Rio with kids and Hillary Clinton seems to be really stepping up, almost like she's being very presidential, I feel like. Isn't it weird?"
Williams gave Obama a bit more credit, arguing that the machinery of the presidency follows Obama wherever he goes, enabling him to keep working outside of Washington. Fallon, however, wasn't buying it.
"Why is he there again?" he asked, referring to Obama's trip to Brazil. "To have cancelled this costs so much money — he can't get a refund? Come on! What is going down, he's making NCAA, doing his brackets on ESPN, I mean, who's advising him?"
Even Williams thought Fallon was entering new territory.
"We're seeing a little political 'tude!" Williams said in reaction to Fallon's comments.
"I don't normally do it but I get upset," said Fallon. "I have better people advising me than the president does. I feel like I want to hear from him."