President Obama and Jimmy Fallon Slow Jam the News
Just about the moment that President Barack Obama decided to bust out a spontaneous rendition of Al Green’s “Lets Stay Together,” we knew that every late-night comedian would rush to get him to reprise the feat. Jimmy Fallon may not have gotten the President to pick up those golden pipes, but still managed to get Barack to deliver news in the best way possible: slow jams.
Appearing last night on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ in his week of shows from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill building, President Obama first appeared to discuss his position on student loan affordability not in conversation with Fallon, but rather with house band The Roots in slow jam, Fallon chiming in on what was largely a rendition of Barack’s speech to students earlier that day.
In his bassy, soulful position, Obama cautions that “some hard working students would be paying about $1000 extra just to get their education,” adding “There are some in Congress [who] disagree. They say that keeping the interest rate low isn’t a way to help our students, they say that we should be doing everything we can to pay down the national debt, well, so long as it doesn’t includes taxing billionaires.”
Obama continues, “Their position is that students just have to make that student rate increase work. Frankly, I don’t buy it.” No, as Fallon is quick to point out in song, The Barack-ness monster isn’t buying it.
Fallon of course had the chance to sit down with Obama afterward, discussing everything from Mitt Romney to the Secret Service scandal, energy and his and Michelle Obama’s own college years, but unfortunately without any further slow-jamming.
Watch the video for yourself below, and tell us if you thought President Obama made the most of his appearance on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ in the comments!