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Barack Obama slow jams with Fallon on 'Tonight Show'

By Marilyn Malara
President Barack Obama "slow-jammed the news" with "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon on the latest episode Thursday night. He outlined the last eight years of positives his administration led throughout his presidency. File Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI
1 of 3 | President Barack Obama "slow-jammed the news" with "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon on the latest episode Thursday night. He outlined the last eight years of positives his administration led throughout his presidency. File Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI | License Photo

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama set the accomplishments of his administration over the last eight years to music during his appearance on The Tonight Show.

The Commander-in-Chief stepped to the program's stage alongside Jimmy Fallon Thursday night to "slow jam the news," as Fallon and Roots Tariq Trotter backed him up with sultry vocals.

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"When I first took office, our nation was facing one of the worst recessions in history," the President began. "Since then, we've added more than 14 million and lowered the unemployment rate to under 5 percent. Through the actions of my administration we were able to stimulate the economy, and get the country back on track."

Fallon, using his slow jam voice, chimed in, saying, "Oh, yeah. President Obama stimulated long term growth, for both the public and the private sector."

"He created tons of jobs for you and me, and one more left for Hillary," Trotter sang, referencing Obama's recent endorsement of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The president then mentioned the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, which occurred last summer. He said: "The United States has been a leader in developing clean energy...Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more than 20 million now have access to quality health care, and same sex couples across the country now have the constitutional right to marry."

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"In short, climate change is real, healthcare is affordable and love is love," Obama said.

President Obama appeared on The Tonight Show as the first sitting president to do so since host Jimmy Fallon took over the program from Jay Leno.

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