It was a night of many laughs at the 100th anniversary of the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, D.C. The Washington Hilton ballroom was filled with politicians, celebrities and media elite for Obama’s humorous speech and special guest comedian Joel McHale.
Pics of our President, FLOTUS and celebs such as Lupita Nyong’o, Kevin Hart & more inside…
First Lady Michelle Obama was effortlessly gorgeous in a white drop-shoulder tulle ball gown by Marchesa. Our fashionable First Lady was simply elegant in her beautiful embroidered gown as she enjoyed the laughs of the night.
Thumbs up for the First Lady!
President Obama was hilarious during his speech, cracking jokes on media outlets such as FOX News & CNN, the government shut down, and even mentioned Donald Sterling and The Clippers.
Here are the highlights:
On Obamacare: “Of course, we rolled out HealthCare.gov. That could’ve gone better. In 2008 my slogan was ‘Yes, We Can.’ In 2013, my slogan was ‘Control, Alt, Delete.’”
On CNN’s exhaustive coverage of Malaysia Flight 370: “I’m a little jet-lagged from my trip to Malaysia. The lengths we have to go to for CNN coverage these days. I think they’re still searching for their table.”
On MSNBC: “They’re a little over-whelmed. They’ve never seen an audience this big before.”
On Donald Trump’s birth certificate investigation: “An American won the Boston Marathon for the first time in 40 years, which was inspiring and only fair since a Kenyan has been President for the past six.”
On Fox News: “Let’s face it, Fox. You’ll miss me when I’m gone. It’ll be harder to convince the American people that Hillary [Clinton] was born in Kenya.”
On John Boehner’s skin color: “I’m feeling sorry, believe it or not, for the speaker of the House, as well. These days the House Republicans give John Boehner a harder time than they do me. Which means orange really is the new black.”
On the government shutdown: “One thing we’ve been unable to agree on is unemployment insurance. Republicans refuse to extend it. I’m beginning to think they have a point. If you want to get paid while not working, you should have to run for Congress just like everybody else.
On critics of Obamacare: “How well does ObamaCare have to work before people don’t want to repeal it. What if everyone’s cholesterol drops to 120? What if your yearly check up came with tickets to a Clippers game? Not the old Don Sterling Clippers, the new Oprah Clippers! Would that be good enough? What if it gave Mitch McConnell a pulse?”
On Cliven Bundy: “As a general rule, things don’t end well if the sentence starts with, ‘Let me tell you something about the Negro,’” Obama said. “You don’t really need to know the rest of it, just a tip for you.”
Special guest “The Soup” host Joel McHale stumbled through his routine of poorly executed jokes, which left the audience groaning more than laughing. Must have been the nerves.
Gotta love him.
Celebs on the red carpet at the “Nerd Prom”:
Oscar winning “IT” girl Lupita Nyong’o did not disappoint on the red carpet. She stunned in a black polka dot tulle peplum Oscar de la Renta gown with matching clutch and a pink lip.
After roasting Mike Epps on Twitter a few days ago, comedian Kevin Hart and his girlfriend Eniko cleaned up nice for the red carpet.
Super Bowl champ Russell Wilson filed for divorce from his wife recently, so he hit the red carpet with his mother, Tammy.
Russell’s teammate Richard Sherman also hit the carpet alongside his girlfriend, Ashley Lillian.
Despite his foot being wrapped in a boot, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was all smiles on the red carpet. He is currently recovering from ankle surgery but is expected to play this season.
Rev. Al Sharpton hit the red carpet with his girlfriend Aisha McShaw along with MSNBC host Ronan Farrow.
And Al also posed it up with Senator John McCain.
“EXTRA” correspondent A.J. Calloway looked dapper on the carpet.
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was all smiles on the carpet.
And E! News correspondent Alicia Quarles looked beautiful in a purple Ziad Nakad gown and Alejandro Ingelmo shoes.
Check out the Obamas entering the room and the President’s full speech below.
Obamas entering the room:
Obama’s full speech:
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