Running for president is very hard work. But on Monday night (Sept. 16) Sen. Kamala Harris made slow jamming the news look easy. The California congresswoman dropped by The Tonight Show to give Jimmy Fallon a super chill take on the headlines, following in the footsteps of such legendary slow jammers as former Pres. Barack Obama.
“During last week’s debate I told the American people why I’m running for president,” Harris said as house band The Roots gave her a slow, sensual backing track. “I’m a public servant, a civil rights leader and the second African-American woman in history to be elected to the United States Senate.” As the groove wound out, Harris laid out her agenda should she beat Donald Trump next year: health care for all, $500 a month for middle class families, with Roots rapper Black Thought crooning, “ever since Barack left, we’ve been off track. But Kamala is trying to get us back to black.”
Fallon had a sultry question for “Kamala Cabello,” asking her which hot button issue she plans to touch on to give us all some, you know, relief. “Climate change is the single greatest threat facing us today,” Harris said, touting her Green New Jobs initiative and pledging to put an end to fracking once and for all. “Mamala Kamala just don’t give a frack,” Fallon grunted. “She took a good look at Mother Earth and decided she’s a MILF: Mother I’d Like to Fix.”
“When it comes to summer she’s a real frontrunner,” Black Thought sang. “She’s heatin’ up like it’s a Hot Girl Summer.” Fallon liked the way she worked it, but he had one more question for “K. Higgity,” wondering what’s with all the division in the country right now? “Well, it’s my opinion that we need a president who fights for the best of who we are and over the past three years, Donald Trump has done the exact opposite,” Harris said.
“Hold up,” Fallon replied stoping the music and busting into a Billie Eilish dance. “So what you’re trying to say is that Trump’s the bad guy?” The senator had just one word for that questions: “duh.” As for whether she could beat the “commander in cheesepuff” in a debate, Harris said presidentially that it would be a competitive face-off. Kidding, “I’d wipe the floor with him,” she said.
Watch Harris slow jam the news below.