By Amie Parnes - 04/24/12 08:40 PM EDT
President Obama isn't going to let a few “knuckleheads” in the Secret Service bring the entire agency down.
In an interview with talk show host Jimmy Fallon at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Obama weighed in on the scandal involving 12 Secret Service agents after they allegedly hired prostitutes in Colombia.
“The Secret Service, these guys are incredible,” Obama said, according to a White House pool report. “They protect me. They protect our girls. A couple of knuckleheads shouldn't detract from what they do. What they were thinking, I don't know. That's why they're not there anymore.”
During the interview, aimed at appealing to young voters, Obama walked onto the stage from behind a curtain saying, “I'm President Barack Obama, and I, too want to slow-jam the news,” a reference to Fallon's popular comedic segment.
Obama also had a chance to talk sports and said he doesn't “get a chance to watch a lot of TV.”
“I'll date myself when people ask me what kind of comedies I like. I'll say ‘Groundhog Day,’” Obama said.
Fallon also had a chance to tease Obama about his time in college.
When Fallon unveiled an old black and while photo of Obama when he was a college student, the president said, “Notice the afro.”