President Barack Obama spared few from his zingers at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner — including himself.
He stepped to the podium as DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win” played as an introduction and told the audience, “Rush Limbaugh warned you about this — second term, baby.”
His advisers were “a little worried about the new rap entrance music,” and suggested that he kick off his speech with jokes at his own expense to “take himself down a peg.” But, the president responded, “after 4½ years, how many pegs are there left?”
Obama went for it anyway, joking about his appearance — “These days I look in the mirror and I gotta admit: I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be,” he said — and his recent “rookie mistakes,” one of which being his remark about California Attorney General Kamala Harris. At a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in California, Obama called Harris the country’s “best-looking attorney general.”
“As you can imagine, I got in trouble when I got back home,” Obama said. “Who knew (Attorney General) Eric Holder was so sensitive?
“Then there was his pitiful basketball score at the White House Easter Egg Roll, and the kerfuffle over Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s trip to Cuba.
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