Jeb Bush Slow Jams the News with Jimmy Fallon

"He turned Florida from a limp peninsula to a virile member... of the U.S. economy."

Newly announced GOP candidate Jeb Bush stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon Tuesday evening for an interview, but not before the show’s latest installment of the popular Slow Jam the News segment.

“The governor thought long and hard about joining the GOP race,” seductively sang Fallon. “After months of being a total caucus tease, Jeb finally made up his mind and quit beating around the bush.”

The racy innuendos didn’t stop there: “He came from Texas, where everything is bigger,” continued Fallon.”He turned Florida from a limp peninsula to a virile member… of the U.S. economy.”

The 2016 hopeful, who fancies himself Hispanic, even whipped out some of those his bilingual skills he’s become known for—briefly laying out his thoughts on immigration en Español.

“Hold the telefono!” interrupted Fallon. “I know you just got back from Miami, but I didn’t think I was interviewing Gov. Pitbull.”

Politicians and media types have been regulars on the Slow Jam circuit, with a list of notables that includes President Barack Obama, former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, suspended NBC News anchor Brian Williams and Gov. Chris Christie.

Watch the clip, courtesy of NBC.

Publish date: June 17, 2015 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT