President Obama Goes Out With A Bang At His Final White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Posted on Sun May 1st, 2016 8:22am PDT       By X17 Staff

President Obama stole the show at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night, and while we would say this is his final one, we have a feeling he’ll be back in the years to come…

Kendall Jenner, Rosario Dawson, Miles Teller and Gabrielle Union were among the celebrities in attendance, and comedian Larry Wilmore hosted the event. Wilmore joked, “President Obama’s hair is so white, it’s started saying ‘All Lives Matter’ … All I’m saying is that in less than eight years, Mr. President, you’ve busted two time-honored stereotypes: Black does crack and, apparently, once you go black, it looks like we are going back. Thanks, Ben Carson.” Ha!

At the beginning of the event, guests were shown a blooper reel, which included footage of the president including knocking over audio equipment, calling Today show host Matt Lauer “Tim” and calling Kanye West a “jackass.” Obama quipped, “I was running on C.P.T. Which stands for jokes that white people should not make.” He is of course referring to the recent exchange between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who attributed his delayed endorsement of Clinton to “C.P. Time” or “Colored People’s Time.”

Obama then took aim at the presidential candidates — specifically, Donald Trump. “It is surprising — you have a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras. And he says, ‘No.’ Is this dinner too tacky for The Donald? What could he be possibly doing instead? Is he at home, eating a Trump Steak? Tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel? What’s he doing?” He makes a good point…


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