President Obama Slow-Jammed The News With Jimmy Fallon And The Roots Last Night

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04.25.12 20 Comments

Presidents are so much cooler these days. Between Bill Clinton’s smooth sax on the Arsenio Hall Show and Barack Obama’s appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, we think it’s safe to declare the office of the POTUS a much cooler place to be than it was back when getting stuck in a bathtub (allegedly) was the most entertaining thing a President was doing lately.

On Fallon last night, Obama participated in the “Slow Jam the News” segment, wherein he explained his legislative stance on student loan rates while The Roots and Jimmy Fallon interjected slow jam tropes, including calling him the “Barackness Monster” and doing a silky breakdown of “Hail to the Chief.” Can I bottle this as some sort of sweet sauce and pour it all over myself?

Yes, America — while you slept your president slow-jammed the news. Maybe Mitt Romney can go on Leno and jitterbug the news or something?


Also, this happened:

Daaaayum, POTUS. That’s cold.

Obama also copped to enjoying Comedy Central’s Key & Peele. This makes us happy.

UPDATE. This was indeed necessary:

(H/T: The High Definite, Julia Segal, and TheFrogman)

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