Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (aka Mayor Pete) visited Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Monday night to slow-jam the news.
A serious-faced Buttigieg begins with a campaign-speech-style introduction of himself, and is backed up by Fallon and The Roots’ leader singer Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter.
“I want to talk about you and the needs of everyday Americans,” Buttigieg said.
“Oh yeah,” a sultry-voiced Fallon interjects. “Pete Buttigieg wants to satisfy all your needs. Ever since he declared his candidacy, America’s been all hot and bothered for him. And now Mayor Pete’s going all in.”
Buttigieg ticks off a list of accomplishments as Mayor of South Bend, and said he supported getting rid of the Electoral College, even if it meant more issues would need to be hammered out in court.
“Court is in session and the honorable Booty-Judge is presiding,” Fallon said. “All rise, if you haven’t already risen.”
Trotter managed to get a Game of Thrones reference in, interjecting in song, “His service to the country has been outstanding. His campaign is on fire like King’s Landing.”
“Since you’re new on the political scene, have you thought of asking President Trump for advice?” Fallon asked.
“Actually, when it comes to my qualifications, I have more government experience than the president and more executive experience than the Vice President,” Buttigieg said. “So if they ever want advice, I’m sure their interns can show them how to DM me.”
“Ooh,I didn’t expect the Leave It To Beaver kid to pack a punch,’ said Fallon.
“Sorry, who?”, a befuddled Buttigieg queries. “You know, Beaver Cleaver, that show from the 50s” Fallon explains. “Sorry Jimmy, Buttigieg replies, “must be a generational thing.”
Watch the clip above.
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