White House Correspondents Dinner: President Obama Mocks Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Himself

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With political, media and entertainment A-listers in attendance, President Obama wasted no time bringing the laughs at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

The annual event last night gave Obama a chance to lighten the mood in a heated election year, though presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney still a target.

“It’s nice to be here in the nice, vast Hilton ballroom. Or as Mitt Romney would call it, a fixer-upper,” Obama said of his rival, who is often labeled elitist.

“We both have degrees from Harvard," he said, noting that the politicians do have some things in common. "I have one, he has two ... what a snob!”

Obama got plenty of mileage out of the "dog wars" between the respective camps, running an entire fake ad from the WOOF-PAC in "support" of Mitt.

Nor could the president resist poking fun at another one-time "rival."

Referencing his address at the 2011 dinner, where he bashed Donald Trump repeatedly just hours before Osama bin Laden was killed, Obama said that one year ago, he had “finally delivered justice to one of the world’s most notorious individuals.”

A photo of Trump was prominently displayed in the background.

The president also joked about Sarah Palin, Joe Biden’s verbal gaffes and Hillary Clinton texting him drunk, but saved plenty of verbal barbs for himself.

Obama referenced his low poll numbers, the fact that he ate a dog as a child in Indonesia, and allegations that he wasn’t born in the U.S. (again).

He then rattled off a list of some of the shortcomings of his first three years in office and the "secret agenda" for the second term he's trying to win and much more to conclude the nearly 16-minute speech the "nerd prom."

A term, as he put it, coined by D.C. insiders who never went to an actual prom.

Funniest President ever? How do you think he did?


Yeah and most of you clueless,out-of-touch white women out there are going to give the guy another term.You are the voting block that will relect this piece of human crap--well done losers.


A wonderful performance from our President, who highlighted with his sheer class the abjectness of ex-Gov. Romney (whom the GOP rejected in 2008 for that great election-winner, Sen. McCain).


I count the days till this misfit is out of office. Until then we can expect him and his Administration to pull the " Race Card" in the Dog Days of Summer when swaying votes to their side. Romney 2012


Another waste of my Taxpayer dollars. Can this idiot do anything besides entertain?


It was all in shockingly bad taste..and that's right in keeping with the BO administration. He and the Hollywood community are so low class that it just takes one's breath away to think this is a leader of anything, much less our nation. Very sad!!!


@Fran or whoever you are.... There's one thing to put a few jokes in here and there. But, Obama is such a loser he's gotta attack everyone he can think of to make himself look good! The Secret Service situation is still not only an unfinished investigation but very much a sensitive situation at the moment. It was a poor decision to go make comments at all regarding this agency. Once again it reflects his poor judgement. And yes, it makes him look very un-presidential! Let's see him make jokes about Eric Holder and Fast 'n Furious....Holder and his decision to allow charges dropped against Black Panthers who were intimidating white voters at the polls at '08? Yeah. Hilarious.


I am laughing AT Obama...not with him! He can't lead the country but he can smooze with the celebs and comics. He needs to move Michelle and the girls out to Cali and start a career he's more capable of handling--like..hmmm..say Jimmy Kimmel's stooge cause he's certainly not able to govern a nation!


@Kendra: Do you understand the idea behind this event? Bush made a video that mocked the fact there were no WMDs in Iraq... you know, the entire basis for our war there.
Every year, every President gets up there and makes jokes about everything. It is conceivable that not everything is a partisan issue, people.


What's even more hilarious is how liberal women can't face the fact under Obama more women have lost their jobs than men! He's got a policy to create "at-home" Moms! Ha! I roar every time I hear these lame liberal bi*ches who thinks they are better off under this failing Administration! Put down the kool-aid! Oh, and for years women have gotten birth control and abortions FREE and we taxpayers have paid for it! Even during the Bush Admin. Silly broads!


Loved it! Its great to have a President to laugh with instead of laugh at. I'm still side-eyeing George W. Ann Romney is pretty hilarious too with her "I actually raised my own kids sans nannies, maids, cooks, drivers" schtick. She really got me with that one!

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