In the midst of a failing economy, collapsed housing market and government scandals, President Barack Obama found time to joke about the state of the Nation at the 98th annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
Obama, who has recently told voters about his own economic struggles, took a shot at Mitt Romney: “It’s great to be here in this vast, magnificent Hilton ballroom — or what Mitt Romney would call ‘a little fixer-upper.’”
He also joked about the government’s shameful behavior in Cartegena: “Four years ago, I was locked in a brutal primary battle with Hillary Clinton. Four years later, she won’t stop drunk texting me from Cartegena.”
He added: “I had a lot more material prepared, but I have to get the Secret Service home in time for their new curfew.”
Furthermore, the President laughed off wasteful spending: “Look at this party. We have men in tuxes, women in gowns, fine wine, first-class entertainment. I was relieved to hear it was not a GSA conference.”
Obama poked fun at news giant Huffington Post: “I’d be remiss if I didn’t congratulate The Huffington Post on their Pulitzer Prize. You deserved it, Arianna. There’s no one else out there linking to the kinds of hard-hitting journalism that Huff Po is linking to every single day.”
And he referenced the death of Osama bin Laden, or at least that’s what the audience was thinking: “Last year… on this very weekend, we finally delivered justice to one of the world’s most notorious individuals.” Then, a photo of Donald Trump appeared.
In what was perhaps the most amiss joke of the evening, the President referenced his affinity for eating dog and his overseas upbringing: “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A pit bull is delicious. My stepfather always told me it’s a boy-eat-dog world out there.”
Obama concluding by confirming what many have speculated all along: “Let me just say something to all my conspiracy oriented friends on the right who think I’m planning to unleash some secret agenda: You’re absolutely right.”