The annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner went down over the weekend and it was a bittersweet moment because it was President Obama’s last nerd prom!
Obama’s last White House Correspondents Dinner monologue was hilarious to say the least. He compared Hillary Clinton’s attempt of grabbing the Millennial vote to an older family member trying to learn Facebook. Naturally, Obama took the time to get a few jokes off courtesy of Donald Trump.
“I am a little hurt [Donald Trump] is not here tonight. We had so much fun the last time. And it is surprising. You’ve got a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras, and he says no. Is this dinner too tacky for The Donald? What could he possibly be doing instead? Is he at home, eating a Trump steak, tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel?
“There is one area where The Donald’s experience could be useful, and that is closing Guantanamo — Donald knows a thing or two about running waterfront properties into the ground.”
Once Obama wrapped, he left the American public with two words “Obama Out” and then he dropped his mic.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 1, 2016
While Obama’s monologue was amazing, it’s Larry Wilmore – the dinner’s host, who stole the show.
The “Nightly Show” host seemed to manage to piss off Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC anchors (Don Lemon gave him the finger,). He cracked joked on Obama’s hair, which went from dark to grey since Obama took office.
“Your hair is so white, it tried to punch me at a Trump rally,” Wilmore said. “The president’s hair is so white it keeps saying ‘All Lives Matter.’”
Wilmore then paid homage to the president who was the first Black president.
“All jokes aside, let me just say how much it means for me to be here tonight,” he said.
“I’ve always joked that I voted for the president because he’s black.”
“But behind that joke is the humble appreciation for the historical implications for what your presidency means,” Wilmore added. “When I was a kid, I lived in a country where people couldn’t accept a black quarterback. Now think about that. A black man was thought by his mere color not good enough to lead a football team. And now to live in your time, Mr. President, when a black man can lead the entire free world.”
“Words alone do me no justice,” he said. “So, Mr. President, if I’m going to keep it 100,” Wilmore said, before pounding his chest. “Yo, Barry, you did it, my nigga!”
The momment has had mixed reviews with millennials praising the momment as a great joke and conservatives ripping Wilmore calling it “inappropriate” and “disrespectful” to the first Black president. What say you? Watch both Wilmore and President Obama’s monologues below.