In an attempt to remind the world that President Barack Obama is an effing amazing president, our Commander in Chief made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to participate in Fallon’s Slow-Jam News segment. Honestly, President Obama has an uncanny ability of turning any scenario into a news making event … but whenever the prez decides to incorporate singing, well, cool shizz happens. Click below to watch President Obama and Jimmy Fallon deliver the Slow-Jam News together.
President Obama made his first appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s NBC late night show at UNC-Chapel Hill Tuesday night to slow-jam the news with Fallon and the Roots. “I’m president Barack Obama, and I, too, want to slow-jam the news,” the president said during the Tuesday afternoon appearance taped for that night’s show, according to a pool report. Obama, filling in for NBC evening news anchor Brian Williams, then held a microphone and discussed student loan interest rates – which, coincidentally, is the leitmotif of his two-day road trip, while Fallon did his own riff on the same news story. It was like this:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: What we’ve said is simple: now is not the time to make school more expensive for our young people.
JIMMY FALLON: Awww yeah, you should listen to The President, or as I like to call him, The Preezy of the United Steezy. Things were heating up inside Congress’ chambers, behind all those closed doors.
And the Roots, in the background, sang about Obama being “the POTUS with the most-est.” Obama’s an old hand at late night TV, though Tuesday’s appearance is his first on Fallon’s show … Musical editorializing is a Roots signature gag on the show.
LOL. I love seeing President Obama (or First Lady Michelle Obama, for that matter) on late night TV. He always manages to bring a refreshing dose of normalcy to the immense office he holds. The man just has the charm and charisma to be both serious and funny when he needs to be … not unlike President Bill Clinton. I can’t say that I was familiar with this Slow-Jam News segment on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon but I’m impressed. I hope we get to see President Obama back on the show to slow-jam again :)