Pete Buttigieg slow jams the news with Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show'

Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Funky Academic:' Public has been 'groomed to measure progress by firsts' Biden administration in talks with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for India ambassador post: reports Business groups target moderate Democrats on Biden tax plans MORE on Monday night took part in the "Slow Jam the News" segment with late-night host Jimmy Fallon.

The South Bend, Ind., mayor gave the campaign-style pitch on “The Tonight Show” while Fallon and The Roots’ leader singer Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter serenaded him.

“I want to talk about you and the needs of everyday Americans,” Buttigieg said.


“Pete Buttigieg wants to satisfy all your needs,” Fallon said in a sultry voice. “Ever since he declared his candidacy, America’s been all hot and bothered for him. And now Mayor Pete’s going all in.”

Buttigieg touted his work boosting the economy in his home town and said he supported getting rid of the Electoral College, even if it meant more issues would need to be hammered out in court.

“Court is in session and the honorable Booty-Judge is presiding,” Fallon said. “All rise, if you haven’t already risen.”

Trotter interjected with a reference to the most recent episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”


“His service to the country has been outstanding,” he sang. “His campaign is on fire like King’s Landing.”

Buttigieg talked his primary campaign travels across the country and bragged about being the first candidate to appear on Fox News Sunday because “I don’t believe in leaving out an entire portion of the country.” 

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“Since you’re new on the political scene, have you thought of asking President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing MORE for advice?” Fallon asked.

“Actually, when it comes to my qualifications, I have more government experience than the president and more executive experience than the Vice President,” Buttigieg said. “So if they ever want advice, I’m sure their interns can show them how to DM me.”


The presidential hopeful made headlines over the weekend while responding to Trump nicknaming him “Alfred E. Neuman.” Buttigieg said he had to Goggle the reference to the gap-toothed, red-haired and big-eared boy who has appeared on the cover of Mad magazine for decades. 

Fallon made a similar joke, saying Buttigieg was like the character from the 1950s television show “Leave It to Beaver.” 

“Must be a generational reference,” Buttigieg said again.

--Updated Tuesday, 12:49 p.m.