The former Florida governor who wants to be your next commander in chief will stump in late-night for the first time next week. NBC said tonight that Jeb Bush will take his talents to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 16, the day after he is scheduled to make a formal announcement that he is running for the GOP presidential nomination.
The visit by President George W. Bush’s kid brother marks the latest late-night appearance by a White House resident or hopeful. In March, President Obama boosted ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! to its fourth-biggest audience ever, scoring a viral victory in the process by reading Mean Tweets. He then visited Late Show With David Letterman on May 4 as late-night’s iron man was winding down his career. First Lady Michelle Obama had been on Letterman’s program days earlier, offering to help the then-pending retiree raise his son. She also did The Tonight Show in April, joining Jimmy Fallon for the Evolution of Mom Dancing. Last year, potential GOP hopeful took to Fallon’s stage for the Evolution of Dad Dancing. That was just about eight months after Ted Cruz made his late-night TV debut, also on The Tonight Show but with then-host Jay Leno.