No one was safe during President Obama’s last White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech. For the final time, POTUS delivered several one-liners and laughs as he poked fun at many politicians, political parties, journalists, and even celebrities. He held nothing back.
He surprisingly acknowledged Kendall Jenner in attendance, which I’m still trying to figure why she was there in the first place, but I digress. “We had the chance to meet her backstage and she seems like a very nice woman,’ Obama said. “I’m not sure what she does but I’m told my Twitter mentions are about to go through the roof.” Fair point.
Obama also targeted Hillary Clinton. Even though he gave her many compliments throughout the night, Barack could’t help but poke fun at Clinton’s desperate attempts to gain young voters. He says that Mrs. Clinton was like an aging relative who cannot figure out how to use Facebook. “Did you get my poke? Is it on my wall?” he jokingly states, imagining Mrs. Clinton trying to use the popular social media site. “I’m not sure I’m using this right. Love, Aunt Hillary.”
With no surprise he saved the best for last, which is Donald Trump. “Well let me conclude tonight on a more serious note. I want to thank the Washington press corps,” Obama said. “The free press is central to our democracy and … nah! I’m just kidding! You know I’m gonna talk about Trump! Come on!,” he said.
“And it is surprising: You’ve got a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras — and he says no,” Obama continued. “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? What’s he doing? And it is surprising: You’ve got a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras — and he says no,” Obama continued. “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? What’s he doing?”
It didn’t stop their. Obama also roasted Trump’s foreign policy experience, saying, “There’s one area where Donald’s experience could be invaluable, and that’s closing Guantanamo. Because Trump knows a thing or two about running waterfront properties into the ground.” Ouch!
Watch President Obama’s final WHCD speech below.