The photo of the President of the Republic, shirt open, inspired the host.
As the debate between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen unfolded last night, Jimmy Fallon also mentioned the French presidential elections in his Tonight Show. But in his own way. The recent photo of the President of the Republic, hilarious and open shirt revealing his hairy chest, was widely commented on abroad, and therefore inspired a campaign song for the host.
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Disguised as Macron, Fallon uses the usual clichés about the French, presenting himself with a beret on his head, a glass of wine and a (rather dubious) baguette in his hand, while declaiming a text strewn with french words intelligible to Americans (“thank you”, “pastry”, etc.) and pop references (“JI should take Emily in Paris as Prime Minister“).
A hilarious or hackneyed sketch? We let you judge: