By Bronte Price, PoliticKING
President Obama went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to “slow-jam the news,” during one of the most politically eventful days of the 2016 election. This was the president’s first time on The Tonight Show under Fallon, although he did slow-jam the news on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in 2012.
Obama listed many of the accomplishments his administration has achieved during the slow jam. Backed him up was Fallon and Roots band member Tariq Trotter. Touching on topics from climate change to same-sex marriage, the president said, “In short, climate change is real, health care is affordable, and love is love.”
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“We’ve added more than 14 million new jobs and lowered the unemployment rate to under 5 percent,” Obama said.
Trotter followed up the job growth line singing, “He created tons of jobs for you and me, and he’s got one more left for Hillary.” Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for president earlier on Thursday, in a video which had been recorded on Tuesday.
According to Nielsen’s ratings, President Obama’s visit to “The Tonight Show” gave Jimmy Fallon his highest Thursday ratings in over two years. It was The Tonight Show’s best overnight rating for a Thursday episode since Feb. 20, 2014, which included an appearance by first lady Michelle Obama.
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