Fallon was slammed for going easy on a fascist, his cutesy treatment of Trump viewed as normalizing the madness.
“There was the thing that happened with Jimmy Fallon and he got quite a lot of criticism,” Corden said, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. “I felt that was really unfair because I don’t think anyone asked him the right questions.”
While Trump never visited The Late Late Show with James Corden during the campaign (though the Access Hollywood bus was his own special Carpool Karaoke), but Corden did have a plan for what they'd do with him. And it's harsher than hair ruffling.