Presidential Hopeful Pete Buttigieg Slow Jams the News on 'Tonight Show'

May 14, 2019

Mayor Pete Buttigieg made an appearance on The Tonight Show on Monday  to "slow jam" the news with Jimmy Fallon and share his platform for the 2020 presidential race. 

As The Roots played a sultry tune as a backdrop, Buttigieg -- who announced his campaign for president last month -- kicked off the segment with a straightforward introduction to himself, leaving the jokes largely to Fallon. 


"I'm the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, I'm a Rhodes Scholar and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan," Buttigieg spoke to the audience. "And though I'm running this race to beat President Trump, I'm not going to spend all my time talking about President Trump. I want to talk about you and the needs of everyday Americans." 

"Oh yeah. Pete Buttigieg wants to satisfy all your needs," Fallon interjects seductively. "Ever since he declared his candidacy, America's been all hot and bothered for him and now Mayor Pete's going all in." 

Fallon and Buttigieg continue their back-and-forth in the five-minute video, featuring euphemisms galore and a short rendition of Bubba Sparxxx's "Ms. New Booty" by The Roots. 


And while Buttigieg did pledge to double down on the issues, that didn't stop him from delivering a few clever quips at Trump's expense. When Fallon asked if he ever thought about asking the sitting president for advice, the Indiana mayor was quick to respond. 

"Actually when it comes to my qualifications, I have more government experience than the president and more executive experience than the vice president," he pointed out. "So if they ever want advice, I'm sure their interns can show them how to DM me." 

Watch the video below.