Slow Jam the News with President Obama

Slow Jam the News with President Obama

President Obama still has
eight months left in office before his second term is up. Naturally, this is a time
to look back on all he’s accomplished over
the past eight years. You know, I was going to make
a joke about this, but I — [ Laughter ] I don’t think it needs a joke. I think it needs
to be slow jammed. You know what I’m talking about,
Tariq? Yeah, Jimmy. I think you’re saying you’d like
to slow jam this news. That’s right.
I wanna slow jam the news. And I’m not the only one. [ Cheers and applause ] Hello. [ Laughter ] I’m President Barack Obama, and I, too, would like
to slow jam this news. Hit me eight times! ♪♪ It’s been an honor
and a privilege to serve as your president
over the past eight years. When I first took office,
our nation was facing one of the worst recessions
in its history. Since then, we’ve added
more than 14 million new jobs and lowered
the unemployment rate to under 5%. Through the actions
of my administration, we were able to stimulate
the economy and get our country
back on track. Aww, yeah. President Obama stimulated
long-term growth. [ Laughter ] In both the public
and the private sector. In 2008, the country
wasn’t feeling in the mood. It was too tired, stressed,
said it had a headache. But Barack lit some candles
and got some silky satin sheets. ♪ Silky satin sheets now ♪ Told the American people,
“Yes, we can.” ♪ Yes, we can,
it’s all right ♪ ♪ He created tons of jobs
for you and me ♪ ♪ And he’s got one more left
for Hillary ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] As president, I’m proud of the many progressive steps our country has taken
in recent years, both socially
and environmentally. The United States
has been a leader in developing clean energy to ensure the health of our
planet for future generations. Thanks to
the Affordable Care Act, an additional
20 million Americans now have access
to quality health care. And same-sex couples across
the country now have a constitutional right
to marry. [ Cheers ] In short, climate change is real, health care is affordable, and love is love. [ Cheers and applause ] Mm, mm, mmm. Commander in preach! [ Laughter ] You gotta listen to my man,
Bareezus. He’s accomplished a lot
in eight years. Even when Congress tried
to block him, he found a way in
through the back door. [ Laughter ] When Republicans…
gave him lemons, he made so much lemonade, Beyoncé started calling him
“Baracky with the good hair.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪ Baracky
with the good hair ♪ ♪ His first two terms
ended in such a hurry ♪ ♪ Wish he could go for three
like my man Steph Curry ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] And now…
there will be no third term. I can’t stay forever. Besides, Daddy’s got
a Hawaiian vacation booked in about…223 days. [ Cheers and applause ] But who’s counting? That being said, the American people face
an important decision this fall. The entire world
is watching, and they look to us
for stability and leadership. Now, I know some
of the presidential candidates have been critical
of my foreign policy. I don’t want to name
any names. ♪ He’s talking
about Donald Trump ♪ [ Laughter ] But I believe
it is of the utmost importance to work alongside
other world leaders. That’s why I signed
the Iran nuclear deal. That’s why we reopened
diplomatic ties with Cuba. And that’s why I negotiated
the new trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership,
or TPP. Now, hold on there,
“Prez Dispenser.” [ Laughter ] Are you saying
you’re down with TPP? Yeah, you know me. [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] Look, Jimmy, the TPP
allows American businesses to sell their products
both at home and abroad. The more we sell abroad, the more higher-paying jobs
we provide here at home. It’s that simple. So — So what
you’re saying is, this trade deal will help put
everyday Americans back to… ♪ Work, work, work,
work, work, work ♪ ♪ He put us back to work,
work, work, work, work ♪ ♪ He put us back to… ♪ ♪ Work, work, work,
work, work ♪ [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] Now, Mr. President,
since you’re here, I got to ask, have you been watching all
the election coverage this week about Donald Trump? No, but I have been watching
my new favorite show, “Orange
is Not the New Black.” [ Cheers and applause ] Whoa, whoa, whoa. I’m gonna need you
to Netflix and chill. [ Laughter ] I get it if you’re a little
wound up after all this time. I mean, I can’t imagine
what it’d be like to do the same job
for eight straight years. Jimmy,
you probably never will. [ Laughter and applause ] ♪ Does Obamacare
cover burns? ♪ ♪♪ America’s best days
are still yet to come. Thank you, Mr. President,
for all that you’ve done. ♪ This country’s on track,
and that is a fact ♪ ♪ Once you go Barack,
you will never go back ♪ ♪ Thank you for leading
the red, white, and the blue ♪ And that is how
we slow jam the news. Oh, yeah. [ Finale plays ] Give it up for the President
of the United States, Barack Obama! [ Cheers and applause ] Double mic drop! We’ll be right back
with more of “The Tonight Show!” Come on, everybody! [ Cheers and applause ]

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100 thoughts on “Slow Jam the News with President Obama

  1. That guy put his country above himelf, he could take a joke on him, and even participate in it…
    Of course, if he couldn't, he would not have survived serving in office… happy sad facts.

  2. Man watching this in our year of impeachment, lol, it shows the great contrast and consequences to our decisions. WE MISS YOU BARACK! No way will anyone ever be as cool, and future presidents will be hard pressed to do as great of a job for our country.

    First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
    First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
    First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
    First President to violate the War Powers Act.
    First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
    First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
    First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready” jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.
    First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
    First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
    First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
    First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
    First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.
    First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
    First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.
    First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
    First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
    First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.
    First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.
    First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
    First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
    First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).
    First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
    First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
    First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.
    First President to golf more than 150 separate times in his five years in office.
    First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and travel records.
    First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
    First President to go on multiple “global apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.
    First President to go on over 17 lavish vacations, in addition to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.
    First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
    First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
    First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.
    First President to repeat the Holy Quran and tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth
    First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).
    First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”
    Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion. (Thank God he didn’t get away with THIS one.)
    First president to allow Iran to inspect their own facilities.
    First president to have blood on his hands from Benghazi to the assassinations of several police officers.
    First president to trade 5 terrorist for a traitor
    First president to facilitate the Iranians to acquire nuclear weapons.
    First president to light up the White House in rainbow colors to honor men that lust after other men’s rear ends.
    First president to put young children in danger by forcing states to allow men in women’s restroom and showers.
    First president to marry a man.

  4. I remember when Barack came to Vietnam, HCMC. The whole road from the airport to his predicted hotels, and to where the conference took place, were all blocked. They were full of residents, white, black, locals… Everyone was on the street to welcome him. A big shop on the road changed all of their decorations and set new banners to welcome the President. Everyone was super excited to just get to see the President's car passed by. My country's gov did not like that. My aunt, who was around 62 at the time, was waiting in front of the pagoda where he visited, just to see him but she couldn't.

  5. bombing 7 countries, 90% drone strike civilian death rate, bailing out wall street with no jail time, 3 million deportaitons, didnt give us single payer with such a majority in the house and senate……STOP pretending obama is a great preisdent, he isnt one of us.

  6. I was waiting for when he would say:
    Let’s slow jam the drama
    With the one and only Barack Obama

    But he never did😞

  7. "Who is still watching in 2019?"…whatever lol

    I'm just here to listen to a sensible, smart, articulate, non bs US president, speak some true shit, all while being cool as fuck over a The Roots slow jam beat. Because holy shit with the current president…its all corruption, non sensible, dumb, inarticulate, bulshit ON THE DAILY.

    At the end of the day we all can have right or left political ideologies but man, at some point we've got to understand when a person is not fit to LEAD A COUNTRY! And more than half the shit the current president says is crazy. I know in the past we've had dumb ass presidents from both sides but fuck man we can do better right now.

    At this point, I wouldn't mind Mitt Romney as our president, i'm dead ass. Either way man, Happy Thanksgiving to you all! (Dems. or Rep.) Take care.

  8. Who is missing Obama as we are coming to the end of 2019? I'm English living in London and we miss him!!! 🇬🇧💞🇺🇲

  9. Line one: "It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your President."
    Now imagine it's Trump: "You have been honored and privileged to have me serve as your President."
    Love him or hate him, Obama has more respect and class in a single hair follicle than Trump could ever dream of.

  10. “in short: climate change is real, healthcare is affordable, and love is love” i miss you obama 🏳️‍🌈❤️

  11. Congratulations Obama on rewarding Wall Street for robbing America, and not one jail sentence. Congratulations, on increasing drone strikes even with the knowledge of their high civilian kill rate. Congratulations on not closing Guantanamo and maintaining Bush's wars, you War Criminal. Congratulations on TPP, because NAFTA didn't bend over the American worker hard enough. Congratulations on renewing Bush's tax cuts for the top 1%. Congratulations on your first two years in office with a Democratic House and Senate and only coming out with Obamacare (Romneycare in MA) designed by the Heritage Foundation. You could have energized your grassroots following to push for Medicare For All, but instead you dismissed us. Change and Hope my @$$, why do you hate Americans?

  12. 2:58 "Quality healthcare" shoulder shrug

    Government healthcare is below average. either theres a competitive market for healthcare or everyone gets the same shitty one so there is no better or worse than

  13. The 2020 election will determine Obama's legacy. Will he be the president that expanded health care coverage to millions of americans? Or will his contribution be remembered as a fart before Sanders implemented a proper solution?

  14. they think they are so fucking cooool……Obama was the worst President our country has ever had…inept, incompetent and weak….BUT HE SURE IS COOOL

  15. Obama is more and more disappointing every day. He's now actively working AGAINST Bernie Sanders who currently has the biggest small donations numbers, support and enthusiasm in the country. THAT IS UNDEMOCRATIC.

    You had your chance to fix the country Obama. Time to step aside and let the new leadership who's actually in touch with ordinary people, decide what's best for the country.

  16. 吉米,,,卡门可能又被另一男娶了,SO,他夫眼好像冒火,在佳节前,,,SO,但,家庭聚餐重要,希望秃鹰不僭入家庭聚餐桌上,但,,,鸽子有助分别火雞翅短,秃鹰翅长,SO,唉,想不到造动物组,連火雞也像秃鹰是秃的,,,唉,吔们,丫们,会不会是动物组出考提使鸽子分辨别呢??,但,,,比佳节前立條律禁獵秃鹰易,但,,,鲨鱼好血腥食人,So,对了,鱷鱼也有食人过,,,好可怕,好可怕,但,佳节前别乱想,才不会那个,好可怕,食人肉,食活人,,,唉。

  17. in retrospect. Obama is a real piece of shit for selling out to corporate interests. during and after his presidency. I feel betrayed

  18. Total phony sellout. Wake up Moron. He helped give us Trump and now trying to step on the scale to make it happen again! #GoAwayBitch


  20. See and that’s all he was, a likable guy who would pass for a decent human being at the time. It took only a few years to figure out that history will not be kind to him

  21. I loved watching the Bernie one that recently came out too.

    Bernie is the one we need. He speaks of policies we need. He has the passion we need. He has the support we need to defeat Trump.

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