Obama out! President Barack Obama ended his eighth and final White House Correspondents Dinner with a mic drop, and if you can believe it, his speech beforehand was even more epic! Click through for the details!
It’s upsetting to know that President Obama‘s last term in the Oval Office is coming to a close in 2016. But the president gave an incredible, hilarious speech at the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner on April 30 that totally lightened the mood. President Obama’s not going out quietly — he’s going out with a mic drop!
Nobody was safe during President Obama’s raucous speech, not even himself! The president took some time to acknowledge just how old and grey he’s gotten over the last eight years in office, and he did it hilariously. “I’m grey and grizzled, just counting down the days until my death panel,” President Obama told the enraptured audience. “Hillary [Clinton] used to ask if I’d be ready if I got a phone call at 3:00am. Well I’m awake at 3:00am because I’ve gotta go to the bathroom.”
Omg! Add that first dig to the fact that he walked out to “Cups,” and told the audience, “yeah, you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone!” We were laughing so hard we cried throughout the entire speech. Though President Obama took time later in his address to hint that Hillary would be getting the presidency, he shockingly mocked her during the speech just as much as any of the other candidates.
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President Obama called out the distasteful “CP time” joke she made with Mayor Bill de Blasio in NYC by saying it stood for “jokes white people shouldn’t make.” Damn! He also poked fun at her attempts to be chill with young voters, likening her to your lovable aunt who can’t quite figure out Facebook. Yeah, President Obama’s probably going to get a call at 3:00am from his old pal after his killer set!
His speech was truly a knockout. Everyone was laughing, even the people he was mocking the hardest! It had sweet touches, too, like when he remarked on how beautiful Michelle Obama continues to be, while he gets older. “The only way you can date Michelle, is to see her in a picture standing next to me,” the president said, showing the audience a series of photos. He’s right; Michelle continues to look like she hasn’t aged a day, even when she’s standing by “President Obama” in 2016 — a skeleton wearing a tux. Talk about a dad joke!
President Obama knew he knocked it out of the park, and as the crowd cheered and roared with applause over what would be his last speech at this event, he said two last words: “Obama, out!” And literally dropped the mic.
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