Except in this case, he’s turned the rap-country crossover hit ― now in its second week in the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 ― into “Old Town Hall” and is full of sly references to 2020 campaign issues.
Naturally, it’s also got plenty of cracks about Sanders’ age, including a line comparing him to Pete Buttigieg.
If elected, Sanders would be 79 on his first day in office, making him history’s oldest president at inauguration. Buttigieg, on the other hand, would be the youngest, turning 39 a day before the inauguration, leading to this lyric:
Got a chance to see
Mayor Pete’s ID
We’re both born in ’83
But in different centuries.
And unlike the original video, which features riders on horseback heading off into the distance, the Fallon version ends with Sanders riding off on a scooter chair: