White House Correspondents Dinner – President Barack Obama exercises his revenge Saturday after weeks of possible attacks by Republican rival Donald Trump, joking that the billionaire businessman could bring a change to the White House, transforming it from a mansion in a tacky casino with jacuzzi in the garden.
With the win in attendance, Obama used the dinner White House Correspondents’ Association annual mock presidential ambitions of the reality TV star. Trump said the president has shown a vision of a future president, Gary Busey shooting on a recent episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” with time focusing on both conspiracy theories about Obama’s birthplace.
After a week when Obama launched his long-term birth certificate from Hawaii, said Trump could now focus on serious issues, whether the moon landing really happened “, where Biggie and Tupac?”
“Nobody is more proud to bring birth certificate issue to rest by ‘Donald,’” Obama said, referring to Trump said the same day that he was responsible for resolving the issue.
For Trump’s decision to turn actor Busey instead of rock singer Meat Loaf in his television program earlier this month, Obama joked: “These are the types of decisions that I lose sleep well managed, sir ..”
Trump laughed at some of the jokes before, but clearly less funny as a comedian Seth Meyers picked up where Obama left off.
“Donald Trump speaks often about running as a Republican, which is amazing,” said the actor from Saturday Night Live, responsible for providing some of the comedy night. “I just assumed that is running as a joke.”
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Trump looked coldly at Meyers as he continued to criticize the real estate mogul.
The two men met in the same room after an intense week of attacks by Trump, who has piggybacked on Birther conspiracies and even Obama’s refusal to release his college grades to raise the profile of his possible candidacy president.
And the birth certificate was clearly the key shot for the night, which typically gives the president a chance to show his humorous side and a people consumed by politics and partisanship to enjoy a light matter.
Obama began presenting patriotic hymn after the wrestler Hulk Hogan, “Real American” played. Images of American culture from Mount Rushmore to Uncle Sam is shown on the screen, along with his birth certificate. And then offered to show your video live births, which was a clip from the Disney movie “The Lion King.”
On the serious side, Obama took time to thank the troops for their service abroad, noting that the peoples of the South, especially Alabama, have suffered heartbreaking losses.
“The devastation is unimaginable and it’s heartbreaking,” he said. He encouraged the journalists in the room to help tell the stories of those affected by storms and greeted those who lost their lives while covering the news.
Other potential Republican presidential candidates attended the former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, Rep. Michele Bachmann and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. And stars like Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson were also among the 3,000 people who attended.
The association was formed in 1914 as a liaison between the press and the president. Every president since Calvin Coolidge has attended the dinner. Some of the benefits of paying for dinner journalism scholarships for college students.