Brian Williams slow-jams the immigration news with Jimmy Fallon

“My Pres. Obama don’t want none unless you pass bills, hun!”

Mar 1, 2020, 3:42 pm*

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Michelle Jaworski

What better way is there to celebrate a major milestone as America’s foremost network nightly news anchor than by appearing on The Tonight Show?

NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams, who recently marked a decade as the program’s anchor, recognized that Jimmy Fallon’s show was the best place to celebrate. On Tuesday night, he joined Fallon for a segment about immigration, which has been a contentious topic in recent weeks due to President Barack Obama’s executive action.

Instead of just making jokes about immigration, however, Fallon brought on Williams, the slow-jam expert, to break down the situation. Williams’ numerous prior attempts at rapping may have been heavily edited, but in this segment, he was finally about to prove that he could handle himself behind the mic.

Williams definitely still has his wits about him as he tries taking Fallon down a peg or two. Sorry Jimmy, but as Williams says, no one counts Late Night.

Screengrab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

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*First Published: Dec 3, 2014, 10:39 am