(WASHINGTON) — President Obama was the King of “Nerd Prom” at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in the nation’s capital on Saturday night.
The president showed his comedic side by taking shots at himself, but spent a significant amount of time joking about the campaign season, saying he was disappointed Donald Trump didn’t make an appearance.
“What could he possibly be doing instead?” he asked the room of journalism’s best. “Is he at home, eating a Trump steak? Tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel? What’s he doin’?”
He joked that Trump “could be valuable” with closing the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
“Because Trump knows a thing or two about running waterfront properties into the ground,” he said to roaring laughter.
President Obama also made a crack at Hillary Clinton and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio after they received backlash for a controversial joke they recently made around “colored-people time.”
“I was running on CPT, which stands for, ‘Jokes that white people should not make,'” he said.
He called Bernie Sanders, who was the only presidential candidate in the audience, the “bright new face of the Democratic party,” but said he was a little hurt that Sanders has kept his distance from the White House.
“I am hurt though Bernie, that you’ve been distancing yourself a little from me,” he said. “I mean that’s just not something you do to your comrade.”
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