Video: The President 'Slow Jams the News' with Jimmy Fallon

Posted Apr 25, 2012 by R. Francis Rubio
While on a semi-tour courting the college crowd President Barack Obama stopped by the set of "Late Night" Tuesday to chat with host Jimmy Fallon and found himself in the middle of a "Slow Jam."
Actor/host Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon
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After delivering a speech at the University of North Carolina where the President spoke to students about debt, student loans and the ever-increasing price of a college education Obama took a little time to sit down with "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon to talk politics and continue his college theme.
During his appearance, the President took part in the recurring segment in Fallon's show called "Slow Jamming the News" where Fallon delivers the news of the day with house band "The Roots" playing a soulful, sweet, background groove.
"I'm President Barack Obama, and I, too, would like to Slow Jam the News," said the President.
"What we said is simple: Now is not the time to make school more expensive for our young people," Obama crooned to a cheering crowd.
Stepping in with a soulful voice, Fallon added: "You should listen to the president. Or as I like to call him, the Preezy of the United Steezy. Things are heating up in Congress’ chambers behind all those closed doors."
If you watch closely you can see the President fighting back laughter in the background as Fallon delivers his lines.
The POTUS also commented on the Secret Service scandal during the show, telling Fallon: "The Secret Service guys are incredible ... they protect me, they protect Michelle, they protect our girls, they protect our officials all around the world."
"99.9% of them, every day, they're putting their life on the line, they do a great job. So, a couple of knuckleheads shouldn't detract from what they do," said Obama.
Adding: "What these guys were thinking? I don't know, that's why they're not there anymore."
The show aired Tuesday night on NBC.