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?


The WHCD is supposed to be fun and light hearted....
You people need to calm down. They were jokes not dick$...stop taking them so hard....respect our President, he's doing a great job.


This White House Correspondence Dinner was successful in one thing..it underscores the true Obama. He will throw ANYBODY or ANY group under the bus for his own purposes, especially campaign ones. He was kind last week in defending the Secret Service then he trashes them at this dinner with Jimmy boy! Trashing others to gain support is only used by a loser. Again, when you have been an abysmal failure? What else do you have to use as a means of trying to keep your base together? I hope he keeps doing this stuff. He only demeans himself as the leader of the free world and make himself look very "UN-presidential"!


The Comedian-In-Chief in actuality is the Usurper-In-Chief, Liar-In-Chief, Fraud-In-Chief, Murderer-In-Chief. Yeah he's real funny, even jokes about his Drones killing innocent men, women and children if 5 different countries. He is even more despicable than both Bush's!


If we wanted a Comedian-in-Chief, we might vote Obama. What we need is a Commander-in-Chief--someone to protect and sustain us--and particularly, someone to fix the economy.

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