President Barack Obama appeared on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” Tuesday night.
The president agreed to help the late night talk show host with his popular segment “slow-jam,” where Fallon relays popular news stories to his youthful audience, Entertainment Weekly reports.
While the President was charming America’s youth, possible presidential republican candidate Mitt Romney was was giving speeches about how it is going to be the start of a new America after winning five primaries.
The president, on the other hand, believes that a new America has already begun. Since the Commander-In-Chief is confident in the America we have now, he felt free to let loose on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show. The president declared, “I’m President Barack Obama, and I, too, want to slow-jam the news.”
News anchor Brian Williams had also previously helped Fallon with the slow-jam news and the President wanted to follow in his foot steps for the night. As Fallon’s band The Roots played Obama cooly said, “Now is not the time to make school more expensive for our young people.” Fallon jumped into the frame and added, “Ohh yeah: You should listen to the President, or as I call him, the Preezie of the United Steezie.”
Obama also explained his skepticism when it comes to not “taxing billionaires,” and Fallon jokingly chimed in, “The Barackness Monster ain’t buyin’ it.”
Tuesday night’s filming of Jimmy Fallon’s show took place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: perfect for the president since he’s on a tour which appeals to young American voters.
Obama’s main message of the tour is to let college students know he wants Congress to “pass a year-long extension of a freeze in federal student loan interest rates,” reports Entertainment Weekly.
Though some are saying the President’s appearance on the late night show is un-presidential, others are saying it displays it authenticity. We’ll just have to wait until the presidential campaigns picks up to see whether or not President Obama’s strategy has worked.