Back in April 2012, President Obama made his first ever appearance on NBC’s talk show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at UNC-Chapel Hill. There, the commander in chief and the musically inclined funnyman channeled their inner Al Greens and slow-jammed the news, pressing Congress to stop interest rate hikes on Stafford student loans.
Obama returned to Fallon on Thursday night—his first appearance on the Fallon-fronted Tonight Show—for an even greater slow-jam of the news, touching on everything from the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Trump.
“There will be no third term,” sang Obama. “I can’t stay forever. Besides, Daddy’s got a Hawaiian vacation booked in about 223 days, but who’s counting? That being said, the American people face an important decision this fall. The entire world is watching and they look to us for stability and leadership. Now, I know some of the presidential candidates have been critical of my foreign policy. I don’t want to name any names”—“he’s talking about Donald Trump,” added Black Thought of The Roots.Later, Obama rapped along to Rihanna’s “Work” and took a dig at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“Now, Mr. President, since you’re here, I’ve got to ask: Have you been watching all the election coverage this week about Donald Trump?” sang Fallon.
“No, but I have been watching my new favorite show, Orange Is Not the New Black,” POTUS replied.