President Barack Obama's eighth and final White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday was a roller coaster of witty retorts and clever digs.
The president was fashionably late to the dinner, and as an excuse, he offered, “Sorry I was late, I was running on CPT,” referencing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s cringe-worthy exchange with Bill de Blasio this month, “which stands for jokes white people should not make.”
It seemed the president was on stage solely to skewer all the people out to replace him. He seemed to be favoring presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders and his likability over the imposing, overwhelming tide of the Clinton campaign’s inevitability.
Speaking of "feeling Bern," he admitted the slogan sounded a whole lot better than that of Clinton’s, “trudge up the Hill.”
“Bernie, you look like a million dollars,” Obama gushed, and when the "newly christened face of Democratic Party" looked slightly bemused, Obama quickly explained that he looked like 37,000 donations of $27 each.
Obama continued to mock Clinton’s campaign, likening her to the relative who had recently joined Facebook.
Obama opened up about how shattered he was that the GOP front-runner had decided to give this event a miss. He mused what the billionaire would rather be doing right now “eating a Donald steak, tweeting insults at Angela Merkel.”
Even the press could not escape the wrath of Obama.
"From the start he’s gotten the appropriate amount of coverage," he added. "The guy wanted to give his hotel business a boost and now we’re praying Cleveland makes it through July!"
Talking about Donald Trump’s (in)expertise in foreign policy matters, Obama quipped that the Donald already has met a lot of world leaders.
“Miss Sweden. Miss Argentina. Miss Azerbaijan.”
As the evening drew to a close, Obama dropped his outward jovial manner. Looking over the guests one last time, he drew a deep breath and said; “I just have two last words to say:
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