When I think of President Obama, I think of him as the calm, professional type. The only time of year when the President channels his inner comedian is the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the annual schmoozefest mixing Hollywood and Beltway power-brokers together.
This year, the President’s Dinner speech featured a short parody of “Lincoln” featuring Obama as Daniel Day Lewis portraying Obama in a behind-the-scenes look at Steven Spielberg’s “Obama.” Basically, to paraphrase “Tropic Thunder,” he’s a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude.
Although the segment got laughs from the audience and from the more than 2 million that saw it on the White House’s YouTube channel, Obama’s entire White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech was also a laugh riot in itself.
In his viral speech, Obama poked fun at journalists, Republicans, Democrats and even himself.
He used the anti-Obama insults hurled at him over the years to joke about his looks: “These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist I used to be.”
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