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The third Republican presidential debate takes place at a performing arts center on Wednesday night in Miami, and Jimmy Fallon is pretty sure he knows why. The NBC host joked that, at this point, any of the GOP candidates that aren’t Trump are just “acting” like they can win.
In discussing the debate during his Tuesday night monologue, Fallon first poked fun at the fact that, once again, the leading candidate for the party – Donald Trump – will not be there.
“So tomorrow at 9 p.m., CBS has ‘The Amazing Race’ and NBC has the opposite,” Fallon joked.
The late night host then latched onto the fact that the debate is being held at the Miami-Dade County Center for the Performing Arts, arguing that it actually makes sense.
“Yep, for performing arts, because pretending you have a shot when you’re polling at 1%? Well, that’s acting,” he mocked.
In fairness, most of the candidates taking the stage are actually polling above one percent — but not by much. Ron DeSantis is currently the only Republican polling in double digits, but only barely. Trump retains a more than 40-percentage point lead.
You can watch Fallon’s full monologue in the video above.