President Obama was in top form and got in a killer joke about Hillary Clinton being the next president at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Full video of Obama speech:
Obama joked,” Next year at this time, someone else will be standing here in this very spot, and it’s anyone’s guess who she will be.” The President got in a jab at himself and his promise that eight years ago, he promised to change the tone of American politics. The President added, “I should have been more specific.
Video of Obama’s Clinton joke:
President Obama got in a jab at the birthers by claiming that he has so much older now that he is waiting for his Obamacare death panel. Obama said that since he will be a lame duck in six months, Congress will reject his authority and Republican leaders won’t take his phone calls. The President said, “This is a curveball. I am going to have to get used to it.”
Obama pointed to Senate Republicans in the audience told security to bar the doors, and Judge Merrick Garland to come out so that we could do this right now. Obama joked about toddler Prince George meeting him in his bathrobe, and called it a slap in the face and a breach of protocol.
Later, the President joked about Michelle Obama jumping the White House fence and being brought back by security.
President Obama joked about his approval ratings and said, “The last time I was this high, I was trying to decide on my major.”
Obama joked to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus congratulations on the Republican nomination process. It’s all going great keep it up.
President Obama called Bernie Sanders the bright new face of the Democratic Party, and said, “Bernie, you look like a million bucks or to put in terms you understand 37,000 of twenty-seven bucks each.”
Obama said that he was he was hurt that Bernie was distancing himself from him and said, “That’s just not something you do to your comrade.”
President Obama was on his A game, and his delivery was top notch. Nobody was safe from the President’s jokes. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, John Kasich, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump all felt the bite of Obama’s jokes.
The President was loose, and this year’s WHCD has undertones of being a goodbye. This was President Obama’s last White House Correspondents Dinner. It was also one of his best.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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