April 28th, 2012
06:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama dishes it out at annual dinner

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama made light of the serious - a Secret Service scandal and lavish spending at a government conference - and the inconsequential - the graying of his hair - at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday night.

And he even made time for business tycoon Donald Trump, whom Obama kidded at last year's dinner about pushing the president to release his long-form birth certificate.

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  1. Gurgyl

    The best president Obama12.

    April 28, 2012 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  2. LTTC

    "Dish it out" ? Don't you mean shovel , he doesn't care which American he throws it on either.

    April 28, 2012 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  3. judy

    good video nice to see all the presidents have a sense of humor .I think some people have forgotten that. Hope this will be a great dinner and jimmy does a good job. Cant wait to see it.

    April 28, 2012 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  4. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    as much as the president has been attacked by the right, FoxNews, the 2012ers et al I think they should ALL be fair game since Obama has not really been able to defend himself. So line 'em up from Limbaugh to Romney, include Santorum and Gingrich that had little trouble kind of stretching the truth on him and don't forget Palin who is good at dishing it out and not being able to take it back. I also think there might be a "dogmeat" joke in there somewhere as well.

    April 28, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Cue the rightwing hatemonkeys in 3,2,1...

    April 28, 2012 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  6. Mercfan

    "Last year, the House under John Boehner spent 3% more than it did when Nancy Pelosi was the speaker. Much of the Republican leadership did not even notice this, nor did it even bother them. For them, it was business as usual." THAT SAYS IT ALL!

    April 28, 2012 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  7. ARMYCSM

    He's the Man of course!!

    April 28, 2012 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  8. ARMYCSM

    CoMANder-in -Chief

    April 28, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  9. Sydnium S. Wellington

    Obama's not for keeps. He's for weeps, bleeps, veeps and beeps.
    Next poll, please.

    April 28, 2012 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  10. Tired of the republican lies

    This dinner was really funny too... but I think the take down of Trump and OBL was tops!!!!

    April 28, 2012 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  11. Obamawins

    Pres Obama was the best thing going tonight. This man is so self disciplined he is just about as excellent as they come.

    April 28, 2012 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  12. J.V.Hodgson

    Very humorus and effective speech... but wait Romney will not like the doggy skits and will call him out for campaigning during this meeting, and how he force Kimmell to tell mainly anti republican jokes
    Its bound to happen Obam cannot do anything that cannot ( SORRY MUST, MUST) be crticised!!
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    April 29, 2012 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  13. Howard

    If you're such a fan of Obama, buy his comedy album when it comes out, or watch him on late night ... but, don't gamble the future of America, by betting our survival on this loser. Thanks to Obama, over 5 trillion has been squandered in just 3 1/2 years ... our credit score has been downgraded ... our debt has just exceeded our GDP ... and, Obama wants to double down on his pathetic failed policies. Unlike you, I love America more than Obama.

    April 29, 2012 01:34 am at 1:34 am |