Obama Dragged Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents' Dinner and It Was Hillarious

Source: AP
Source: AP

Hail to the chief, baby.

At the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday, President Obama proved he can drag Donald Trump way harder than Trump has ever managed to drag the president, devoting several minutes of his closing routine to taking the real-estate billionaire and presumptive Republican down a notch.

"The Republican establishment is incredulous that he's their most likely nominee," Obama said. "Incredulous! Shocking! They say Donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president. But in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders around the world — Miss Sweden, Miss Argentina, Miss Azerbaijan."


"And there's an area where Donald's experience could be invaluable, and that's closing Guantanamo," the president continued. "Because Trump knows a thing or two about running waterfront properties into the ground."

Mocking the media's obsession with Trump, Obama joked about likely chaos at the Republican National Convention this year: "The guy wanted to give his hotel business a boost and now we're praying that Cleveland makes it through July." Later, he said Republicans attending the correspondents' dinner, unable to decide between steak or fish, "wrote in 'Paul Ryan.'"

Obama also took a swipe at Trump's chances vs. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the general election, saying "Next year this time someone else will be standing here in this very spot. It's anyone's guess who she will be."

Finally, he ended the routine with the perfect send-off.

God damn. The U.S. constitution prohibits Obama from running for a third term, but can we at least get the guy a late-night show or something?

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Tom McKay

Tom is a staff writer at Mic, covering national politics, media, policing and the war on drugs. He is based in New York and can be reached at tmckay@mic.com.

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