Kamala Harris, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots ‘slow-jammed’ the news

Senator Kamala Harris on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon on Monday.
Senator Kamala Harris on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon on Monday.Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBC

Fresh off the third Democratic debate, California Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris joined “The Tonight Show” for one of its signature segments Monday, “slow-jamming” the news with Jimmy Fallon and house band The Roots.

Harris began by touching on economic relief for middle class families before riffing on climate change, President Trump, and student debt relief.

Her points were interspersed with commentary from Fallon, who delivered Harris-related jokes like “Mamala Kamala just don’t give a frack” when discussing climate change and “that’s someone who knows how to play to a college crowd” when discussing student debt.

They were accompanied by lyrics from The Roots singer Black Thought, who praised Harris and gave a nod to Barack Obama, who notably appeared twice on the segment — in 2012 and 2016.


The segment has become popular with political figures and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg also appeared on it in the spring.

Watch the entire segment below:

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