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President Obama and Jimmy Fallon “Slow Jam the News” on “The Tonight Show”


Andrew Lipovsky/NBC(NEW YORK) — President Barack Obama was Jimmy Fallon’s guest on The Tonight Show on Thursday, summarizing his legacy, his accomplishments and the 2016 election in a segment where they teamed up to “Slow Jam the News.”

During the bit, the commander in chief touted his record of creating new jobs and bringing affordable healthcare to millions of people, as well as what he said were his victories in the areas of civil rights and climate change.

“In short, healthcare is affordable, climate change is real, and love is love,” noted Obama.

The POTUS also took a shot at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, quipping, “Orange Is Not the New Black.”

Later, Obama took another swipe at Trump in a special edition of Fallon’s “Thank-You Notes.”

“Thank you, Congress, for spending eight years wishing you could replace me with a Republican,” he wrote, as Trump’s picture appeared next to him. “Or, to put it another way, how do you like me now?”

Fallon referenced Hillary Clinton’s email scandal his own note, to which Obama responded, “I’m not sure this was a good idea.”

In the interview, the president also discussed his kids’ feelings about leaving the White House in January, noting that moving day can’t come fast enough for his oldest daughter.

“Malia, who’ll be graduating this week, is very eager to get out of there,” Obama revealed when Fallon asked about how his daughters took to living in the White House for the past eight years.

The transition went much smoother for his younger daughter Sasha, notes the president, explaining, “She was younger when she got there, so she’s more accustomed to it.”

Obama also told Jimmy that he and first lady Michelle Obama plan to take a vacation after leaving office — sans the girls.

“I think it’s fair to say it will be someplace warm,” he says. “And then, Michelle and I will take a break somewhere for a couple of weeks and you know, let the girls manage for themselves.  “And hopefully they’ll be okay when we get back,” he joked.

Obama also got serious during the interview, giving his thoughts on the battle between Clinton and her opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders; the prospect of a Trump presidency; and his legacy.

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