Last night [Saturday, April 30] marked President Barack Obama‘s final year hosting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and he did so with a bit of a bang.
Alluding to the amusing spectacle that is the 2016 presidential campaign, Michelle Obama‘s ageless beauty and even Kendall Jenner, President Obama officially sealed the deal as the coolest president to date, delivering an entertaining slew of one-liners that failed to fall flat.
Ranging from jabs at Bernie Sanders‘ rage against big money and Mayor Bill de Blasio and Hillary Clinton‘s bad joke on “CP time,” it was hard to settle on just a few, but nevertheless, here are the 10 best lines from President Barack Obama’s final White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech.
“Hillary trying to appeal to young voters is a little bit like your relative who just signed up for Facebook. ‘Dear America, did you get my poke? Is it appearing on your wall? I’m not sure I’m using this right. Love, Aunt Hillary.’”
“I am a little hurt that he’s not here tonight. We had so much fun the last time. …You got a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras, and he says no. Is this dinner too tacky for The Donald? What could he possibly be doing instead? Is he at home, eating a Trump Steak, tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel?”
“It’s not an entirely fair comparison between you (Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg) and The Donald. After all Mike was a big city mayor. He knows policy in-depth. And he’s actually worth the amount of money he says he is.”
“Ted had a tough week. He went to Indiana–Hoosier Country– stood on a basketball court and called the hoop a basketball ring. What else is in his lexicon? Baseball sticks, football hats, but, sure I’m the foreign one.”
“In fact somebody recently said to me, ‘Mr President, you are so yesterday. Justin Trudeau has completely replaced you. He’s so handsome, he’s so charming. He’s the future.’ And I said: ‘Justin, just give it a rest.’ “
“Bernie, you look like a million bucks. Or, to put it in terms you understand, you look like 37,000 donations of $27 each.”
“Kendall Jenner is also here. And we had a chance to meet backstage…She seems like a very nice young woman. I’m not exactly sure what she does. But, I am told that my Twitter mentions are about to go through the roof.”
“While in England, I did have lunch with her Majesty the Queen. Took in a performance of Shakespeare, hit the links with David Cameron. Just in case anybody is still debating if I’m black enough, I think that settles the debate.”
“I know, I was a little late tonight. I was running on CPT, which stands for ‘jokes that white people should not make.’”
“With that I just have two more words to say: Obama Out.” [He then drops the mic.]