Just one day after he announced he was running for president, Jeb Bush dropped in to visit Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show.”
While he already has his sights set on President Obama’s job at the White House, Bush was content with filling Brian Williams‘ shoes on Tuesday as he slow jammed the news with the NBC late-night host.
Taking over the skit made famous by the disgraced NBC News anchor, the younger brother of former President George W. Bush and the son of former President George H. W. Bush recited news headlines while Fallon provided a 1970s soul man soundtrack.
“I don’t think it needs a joke, it needs a hard-hitting news announcement,” said Fallon, before Bush took the mic to read the latest headlines — starting with his own announcement from Miami on Monday that he is running for president.
Bush said that he plans to “whip the country into shape,” but of course Fallon translated that into him wanting to “whip you ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ style.”
And when Bush later said a line in Spanish, Fallon quipped: “I didn’t realize I was interviewing governor Pitbull.”
Obama and Mitt Romney have previously been good sports on slow jam skits, but Williams is most commonly recruited for the popular segment.
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