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Obama Buries Haters At White House Correspondents Dinner


Last night at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama absolutely eviscerated Donald Trump, who sat there stone-faced, his melon-colored hair glinting obscenely as the president leveled zinger after zinger at him. In short, it was awesome. Obama also laid into Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, Fox News — the whole gang, really. Even Joe Biden wasn’t safe, lampooned in a fake trailer for “The President’s Speech.”

Obama on Trump:

Donald Trump is here tonight. Now, I know that he’s taken some flak lately, but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate to rest than The Donald. Now he can get to focusing on the issues that matter. Like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened at Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?

And then he brought up Celebrity Apprentice, and we can all die happy.

But why was Donald “Hair Club For Men” Trump there, anyway? “I was invited. By a lot of people,” he told ABC News. Really, he was a guest of the Washington Post. They have a sick sense of humor! Good work.

Then there was Seth Meyers, this year’s comedian at the dinner, who was solid. Regarding Jon Hamm: “Jon Hamm looks the way every Republican thinks they look.” Zing! Also pretty sure there were some thinly veiled Anderson Cooper gay jokes around 8:10. The Trump jokes start around 12:00 (“Donald Trump often appears on Fox, which is ironic because a fox often appears on Donald Trump’s head.”)

And for good measure, here’s the trailer for “The President’s Speech.”