White House Correspondents Dinner: 9 Best Moments (Video)
No one was safe from President Obama’s comedy routine at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Obama Slams The Donald
New year, same target. After roasting Trump last time around, Obama didn’t miss the chance to throw one more dig. Highlighting the one-year anniversary of killing Osama bin Laden, Obama referenced “one of the worlds most notorious individuals”—and showed a picture of Trump instead.
Jimmy Kimmel Zings Obama
Awkward! From Obama’s choice of running mate to the deflated hopes of Americans, Kimmel held nothing back while roasting the commander-in-chief. Even in what seemed like an honest moment, Kimmel eked out a joke when congratulating Obama on his strength during tough times. “There’s a term for guys like President Obama, Kimmel said. “Probably not two terms, but…”
Drunks Texts From Hillary
A lot can happen in four years. In a trip down memory lane, Barack Obama took the time to reflect on some of the changes that have occurred during his first term as President-most notably his evolving relationship with Hillary Clinton. Also, Obama shares what he and Morgan Freeman have in common.
Sofia Vergara Gets a Shoutout
A good comedian doesn’t let a scandal go to waste. Kimmel justified the Secret Service’s Cartagena trysts by pointing out the irresistible beauty of native Colombian and Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, who was sitting in the audience. Sensitive to the fact that Obama couldn’t laugh about the ongoing investigation, Kimmel urged him to “cover his ears, if physically possible.” Michelle got a kick out of that one!
It’s an Obama-Eat-Dog World
Obama made light of his dog-eating past with a hilarious spoofed ad from a fake Mitt Romney Super PAC. The “Woof PAC” ad highlighted the “dog socialism” man’s best friend would encounter if Obama was elected for another term. “America’s dogs can’t afford 4 more years of Obama,” the ad affirms, “ For them, that’s 28 years.”
Kimmel on Our Starving President
What’s the secret behind President Obama’s svelte figure? Just ask Michelle Obama. The First Lady’s ‘Get Fit’ initiative is not only keeping America’s children thin, according to Jimmy Kimmel, it’s forcing Mr. Obama to receive food aid from North Korea. Kimmel also helped FLOTUS pinpoint her next weight loss project in Chris Christie, the governor of the “Olive Garden State.” Ouch!
How Obama Really Feels About Pitbulls
What’s the different between a hockey mom and a pitbull? The answer may surprise you. Watch as President Obama shocks the crowd with a modified joke borrowed from Sarah Palin. In addition, Obama teases Newt Gingrich about his floundering presidential hopes and shares his true feelings about Mitt Romney’s snobbish past.
The GOP Race: In Memoriam
With Mitt Romney appearing to be the GOP presidential nominee, Jimmy Kimmel took a moment to remember the others who have fallen behind in the polls. Rick Santorum and his sweater vest put up good fight, but in the end, Kimmel argues that his politics belonged in another decade. From Ron Paul’s scare tactics to Newt Gingrich’s financial woes and the drama over gay marriage, Kimmel jokes about the limited options for Republican voters.
Kimmel on Obama’s Power of Persuasion
Taking on the role of emcee, Jimmy Kimmel shared a few housekeeping reminders with the audience. Recently, the GSA has been under fire for their flamboyant spending. Nevertheless, Kimmel reminded guests that the GSA’s after party would spare no expense, boasting those white tigers the organization favors. Obama got a chuckle out of this, but not as big as the one that came when Kimmel highlighted his often failed negotiations with Republicans.