It doesn’t happen often, but President Obama just said something we can all applaud wholeheartedly.
In the final White House Correspondents dinner, Obama left both sides of the political spectrum unscathed. And it seemed everyone’s favorite Queen, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, had a special place of honor on the butt of the president’s jokes.
He began his speech by apologizing for his lateness — an opportunity he used to mock a Hillary Clinton and Bill DeBlasio “comedy” skit which referenced “CPT,” also known as “colored people’s time.”
He continued, “If this material works well, I’m going to use it at Goldman Sachs next year. ”He later joked to Bernie, “Bernie, you look like a million bucks. Or to put it in terms you’ll understand, you look like 37,000 donations of 27 dollars each,” but he wasn’t done with Hillary just yet. As The Blaze writes:
Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state under the Obama administration and 2016 Democratic frontrunner, was on the receiving end of one the president’s most memorable lines.
After commending Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for connecting with young voters, Obama jabbed Clinton over her inability to do so.
“You’ve got to admit it though, Hillary trying to appeal to young voters is a little bit like your relative that just signed up for Facebook,” Obama said.
He then imitated Clinton in a mocking tone, “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.
Despite just about all of the rest of the past seven years, pretty sure we can all cheer the president for this one.
Obama went comparatively easy on Donald Trump this year. He devoted five minutes towards roasting The Donald at the dinner in 2011, which later went viral on YouTube.
Joking aside,Obama does appear to have pledged his support to Hillary Clinton, according to insiders.
If Hillary is the next president, something tells me that the delivery isn’t going to be half as good at next year’s Correspondents’ Dinner.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]