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Jeb Bush makes his late-night debut slow-jamming the news with Jimmy Fallon

He's been a caucus tease.


Michelle Jaworski


Published Jun 17, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 1:45 pm CDT

Welcome to the new normal of the 2016 presidential election: In addition to kissing babies and observing pigs at the state fair, candidates must also embarrass themselves in front of Jimmy Fallon.

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Jeb Bush, who announced he’s running for president on Monday after months of unofficially campaigning, stopped by The Tonight Show on Tuesday to appeal to younger voters with a musical number.

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Like President Obama and Mitt Romney before him, Bush came to slow-jam the news and discuss his political platform with a soulful track playing behind him. Bush showed that he had a few tricks up his sleeve and even called back to an older segment.

Master debater? That’s not the only thing he’ll have to prove during this campaign.

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Screengrab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

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*First Published: Jun 17, 2015, 9:26 am CDT