In one of his funniest television moments yet, President Barack Obama appeared on The Tonight Show with host Jimmy Fallon to “slow jam the news” and review his accomplishments over the last eight years.
He also seized the moment to hit presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The Roots’ frontman Tariq sang backup.
“Mmm, mmm, mmm. Commander in preach! You gotta listen to my man, Bareezus. He’s accomplished a lot in eight years. Even when Congress tried to block him, he found a way in through the backdoor,” Fallon began, prompting laughter and a bemused look on Obama’s face. “When Republicans gave him lemons, he made so much lemonade Beyoncé started calling him ‘Barack-y with the good hair.’
“His first two terms ended in such a hurry. Wish he could go for three like my man Steph Curry.
Obama kept up the straight-man routine: “But I believe that it is of the utmost importance to work alongside other world leaders. That’s why I signed the Iran nuclear deal. That’s why we reopened diplomatic ties with Cuba. And that’s why I negotiated the new trade deal called Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP.”
Beyoncé was not the only pop star to get reference in the jam. When Fallon asked if the trade deal will help “put everyday Americans back to…,” Tariq sang, “Work, work, work, work, work, work, he put us back to work, work, work, work, work work, he put us back to…”
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SOURCE: Politico | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty | VIDEO CREDIT: YouTube
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