Last night, President Obama visited “The Tonight Show,” reminding us that no matter who wins the election, nobody will be as fun as him. Before his interview, he and Jimmy Fallon slow-jammed the news with some help from the show’s house band, the Roots.
It starts off with Jimmy turning Obama’s economic stimulus plan into a night of seduction. “In 2008, when the country wasn’t feeling in the mood. It was too tired, too stressed—said it had a headache. Barack lit some candles and got some silky satin sheets.” Fallon went on to call Obama endearing nicknames such as “Prez Dispenser” and “Bareezus.”
And, of course, the song did not end without a Donald Trump dig. When Fallon asked Obama if he’d been watching the election coverage this week, he responded, “No, but I have been watching my new favorite show, ‘Orange Is Not the New Black,'” allowing #OrangeIsNotTheNewBlack to trend on Twitter.
Later in the show, during their actual interview, the president talked about his role in the upcoming election and had some more pointed criticism for the presumptive Republican nominee. “The role I’m going to be playing in this process is to remind the American people that this is a serious job,” Obama said. “This is not reality TV.”
For now, though, we have late-night TV. Watch the two perform the whole song below.