*We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. If President Obama wanted to, he could be a stand up comedian without missing a beat.
All that to say that once again he was in top form as Comedian in Chief Saturday night at his final appearance at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
If you missed it, the Prez went in on the Republican Party, including when he told GOP party leader Reince Priebus this gem:
“It’s good to see you’ve earned a night off. The Republican Party, the nomination process, it’s going great. Keep it up.”
Obama also had fun at the expense of Bernie Sanders, who was in attendance, when he said:
“Bernie, you look like a million bucks. To put it in terms you’ll understand, you look like 37,000 donations of $27 each.”
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Meanwhile, Wilmore, who unfortunately followed the president, decided he was going to spend his time mocking the media. We’re not sure why he chose that path since the majority of the audience were from the press. For his effort, he generated more than a few groans, but to be fair, he also got some big laughs.
Here’s one that worked pretty good for the comedian. He called out the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” for the constant attention they pay to Donald Trump. He said:
“‘Morning Joe’ has their head so far up Trump’s ass they bumped into Chris Christie.”
Yeah, not bad, Not bad, Mr. Wilmore.
OK, here check out some more jokes form Obama and Wilmore:
–“While in England I did have lunch with her majesty, the Queen, took in a performance of Shakespeare, hit the links with David Cameron. In case anyone is still deabting if I’m black enough, that settles the debate” –Obama
–“Savannah Guthrie left the White House Press Corps to join ‘The Today Show.’ Norah O’Donnell left to join ‘CBS This Morning.’ And Jake Tapper left journalism to join CNN” –Obama
–“I’ve said how much I admire Hillary…You’ve got to admit it though, Hillary trying to appeal to young voters is a little like your older relative who just signed up for Facebook” –Obama
–“Everybody hates Ted Cruz. Even OJ Simposn said, ‘That guy is hard to like”–Wilmore
–“In my final year, my approval ratings keep going up. Last time I was this high I was trying to decide on my major”–Obama
–“Mr. President, your hair is so white it tried to punch me at a Trump rally. It keeps saying ‘All lives matter’”–Wilmore
–“One thing the Donald could do is close Guantanmo. Trump knows a thing or two about running waterfront properties into the ground”–Obama
–Ted Cruz 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”–Obama
–“[Michelle Obama] is the epitome of grace, class, and poise. Not to be confused with future First Gentleman Bill Clinton, whose favorite strippers are Grace, Class, and Poise”–Wilmore
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–“They say Donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be President. But he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world: Ms. Sweden, Ms. Argentina, Ms. Azerbaijan”–Obama
–“Some of America’s finest black journalists are here. Don Lemon is here too”–Wilmore
–“I love Joe Biden, I really do. I want thank him for his friendship, his counsel, for not shooting anybody in the face. Thank you, Joe”–Obama
–“I would like to close on these two words: Obama out” –Obama, who then literally dropped the mic
And in case you’re wondering what A-list celebs were in the hose, here ya go:
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Also in attendance were:
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall and mother Frances Pulley
Vivica A. Fox