President Barack Obama slow jammed the news with Jimmy Fallon — but reminded Americans in the same interview that the presidency is not a reality show.
“The main role I’m gonna be playing in this process is– to remind the American people that this is a serious job. You know, this is not reality TV,” he said according to a preview clip released by NBC featuring Obama’s interview with Fallon.
But it appears that the president also slow jammed the news during his appearance with Fallon, according to a photo of the segment posted by White House photographer Pete Souza.
White House photographer posted and deleted a photo of Obama slow jamming the news – airs tonight w/ Jimmy Fallon pic.twitter.com/69eUxOtZNK
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) June 9, 2016
Souza deleted the photo from his Instagram account as it appeared to break an embargo for the show that will air tonight.
The news “slow jam” is a Fallon feature where a guest tells the audience the news while a musical artist in the background sings slow jazzy background vocals.
Obama participated in a news “Slow Jam” with Fallon in 2012, to talk about college loans in front of an audience at the University of North Carolina:
Obama lectured the media last month, also reminding them of the seriousness of the presidency.
“We are in serious times; this is a really serious job,” Obama said at a press conference at the White House on May 6. “This is not entertainment. This is not a reality show.”