Obama the comedian: The President's best jokes at the White House dinner

The US President had his audience in gales of laughter at the White House correspondent's dinner on Saturday, a star studded event where journalists and celebrities mixed with the Washington elite. These are some of his best lines.

FP Staff April 29, 2013 10:53:52 IST
Obama the comedian: The President's best jokes at the White House dinner

Once this President thing ends, Barack Obama may well consider a career as a comedian.

The US President had his audience in gales of laughter at the White House correspondent's dinner on Saturday, a star studded event where journalists and celebrities mixed with the Washington elite.

Obama the comedian The Presidents best jokes at the White House dinner

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Here are some of his best lines:

“I know CNN has taken some knocks lately, but the fact is I admire their commitment to cover all sides of a story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate"

"My charm offensive has helped me learn some interesting things about what's going on in Congress. It turns out - absolutely nothing."

"I know Republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012, but one thing they all agree on is they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities. And look, call me self-centered, but I can think of one minority they could start with. Hello? Think of me as a trial run, you know?"

"Some folks still don't think I spend enough time with Congress. 'Why don't you get a drink with [Senate Republican minority leader] Mitch McConnell?' they ask. Really? Why don't you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?"

“These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be. Time passes. You get a little gray.”

"I'm also hard at work on plans for the Obama library and some have suggested we put it in my birthplace but... I'd rather keep it in the United States."

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