Published on 01 May 2016 | 6 months ago
president Obama kicked off the whcd on his final monologue at the White House Correspondents’ dinner Saturday, joking about who would be taking his spot next year. "Next year at this time someone else will be standing here in this very spot, and it's anyone's guess who she will be," Obama said, alluding to the only female candidate in the race, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. His first jokes jabbed at his former secretary of State, saying that he might hit the Goldman Sachs speaking circuit after his presidency and knocking her part in a skit with the punchline "CP time" - commonly meaning "colored people" time - saying that the term stands for "jokes white people shouldn't tell."
President Obama COMPLETE REMARKS at 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner (C-SPAN) Later, Obama joked about Bernie Sanders's popularity with young voters, comparing Clinton to an older relative who tries to join Facebook. "I've said I admire Hillary's toughness, her smarts, her policy chops, her experience. You've gotta admit it though: Hillary trying to appeal to young voters is a little bit like your relative who just signed up for Facebook," Obama said. "'Dear America, did you get my poke? Is it appearing on your wall? I'm not sure I'm using this right. Love, Aunt Hillary.'" The annual dinner, also known as “nerd prom,” brings together celebrities, politicians and the media for a roasting of prominent figures and story lines in the news, which will likely include a heavy dose of the 2016 elections and GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.
This year’s invitees include singer Aretha Franklin, actor Morgan Freeman and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller of the Denver Broncos. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is expected to attend although Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will not.President Obama White House Correspondents Dinner 2016 WHCD FULL Speech. Barack Obama will deliver his seventh speech at the annual event. 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner Journalists, politicians, and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner. President Obama and comedian Larry Wilmore made humorous remarks about politics and the media.