Jimmy Fallon Has Democrats, Republicans Find Common Ground (VIDEO)

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By Shari Weiss

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Democrats and Republicans found common ground in a sweet segment featured on Friday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Check out the video below.

With last year’s highly-charged presidential election and the continued divisiveness currently plaguing the United States, it’s easy to assume that people on opposite sides of the political aisle don’t have anything in common. It’s also easy to forget that, no matter where you fall on the political spectrum, many of us actually have the same likes and interests. That’s what “The Tonight Show” set out to prove.

Fallon had a staffer round up strangers in New York City, and then paired up Democrats and Republicans one-on-one to find common ground. It didn’t always work out. “What is your favorite day of the week?” the first two were asked. With one saying Saturday and the other answering Monday, they obviously did not agree.

But the moments when the responses did align seemed to genuinely take the participants by surprise, even if it was on something as simple as being a dog lover. Some were also asked to compliment each other, leading a young Democratic woman to sweetly tell an elderly Republican man, “You seem very nice.” Sure, part of it is fairly silly, but behind the light-hearted bit is an important reminder: We really are all the same. Watch below.

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