Obama to appear on 'The Tonight Show' with Leno

October 22, 2011 - 7:55 PM
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2011, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraiser in St. Louis. Democrats in and around Obama’s campaign are targeting Republican Mitt Romney by drawing on lessons from the 2004 campaign run by Republicans and President George W. Bush against Sen. John Kerry seven years ago. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama will have a late night chat with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" next week.

White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer says in a tweet that Obama will be on the show Tuesday. Obama will be traveling on the West Coast next week, raising money for his re-election bid and trying to boost public support for his jobs bill.

This will be Obama's fourth time on Leno's show. He made two appearances as a presidential candidate. His last appearance was in March 2009, shortly after taking office.

NBC, which airs Leno's show, said at the time that Obama was the first sitting president ever to appear on "The Tonight Show."