Presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegMSNBC to host Harris town hall this month Poll: Buttigieg has 0 percent support among South Carolina black voters Poll: Most Americans say Trump’s trade talks with China won’t improve US economy MORE (D) on Monday night took park 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 hometown 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 Democratic candidate to appear on Fox News.
“Since you’re new on the political scene, have you thought of asking President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawsuit alleges Trump campaign paid women less than men Graham encourages Donald Trump Jr. to plead the 5th Crunch time for Senate disaster aid talks 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 President 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 the 1950’s television show “Leave It to Beaver.”
“Must be a generational reference,” Buttigieg said again.