Gov. Chris Christie, recently named Father of the Year, paid tribute to awkward Dads across the country as he danced his way through “The Evolution of Dad Dancing” in honor of Father’s Day on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Donned in stereotypical Dad attire, khakis and a polo shirt, Christie grooved his way through some classic Dad moves like the “The Belt Grabber” and “The Lawn Mower,” while also incorporating more daring moves into his routine, including “The Dance You Do at a Springsteen Concert” and the “I Saw This Once on Dancing With the Stars.” In an attempt to show that dancing is bipartisan, Christie and Fallon also did their best interpretations of what members of both political parties looked like when dancing at the Republican and Democratic conventions.
Saving the more controversial moves for last, Fallon closed out the dance party with a move called “This Bridge is Closed,” in allusion to the George Washington Bridge scandal that has tainted Christie’s reputation. The governor looked surprised at Fallon’s dance and jokingly walked off stage.
Following Thursday night’s dance marathon, Christie sat down with Fallon to talk politics and danced his way around questions about the possibility of a 2016 match up against Hillary Clinton.
“Hypothetically, you run for president. Hypothetically, Hillary Clinton runs for president,” Fallon said. “Hypothetically do you think you can beat her?”
“Hypothetically? You bet,” Christie responded.
“In a dance-off,” Fallon followed up after the audience applauded.
“That’s what I was talking about. What were you talking about?” Christie said.
The governor also answered questions about the state of the Republican Party following House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning primary loss in Virginia. Christie called Cantor “a friend” and stated that although his defeat was “unfortunate,” the outcome of Tuesday’s primary did not reflect the GOP on a national level leading into the midterm elections.
“I don’t think it means anything else for the rest of the country,” Christie said. “It’s about what happened in Virginia.”