At President Obama’s final White House Correspondents’ Dinner, host Larry Wilmore took to the stage after the president, who proved to be a tough act to follow.
Wilmore did not hold back on the jokes Saturday night and while most were met with groans or uncomfortable laughter, he pressed through it until the end. Though it was all in fun, the jokes may have hit too close to home for some.
As shots were fired, the cameras made sure to catch the reactions of most and while some laughed and took it as light-hearted jabs, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer didn’t seem amused when he became a target.
Speaking of drones, how is Wolf Blitzer still on television? Hey, Wolf, I’m ready to project tonight’s winner: Anyone who isn’t watching The Situation Room.
The fact that Donald Trump refused to attend the event this year didn’t stop his name from being brought up. Wilmore hit the nail right on the head when dissing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Frankly Donald Trump, his campaign is inspiring…mass violence. And whenever I turn on the TV, I see Trump’s family campaigning for him, gushing all over him. Or as it’s also known as Morning Joe.
He didn’t stop there either with the questionable relationship between Trump and Morning Joe. Wilmore really went in on the show, stating they were so far up Trump’s a** that they bumped into Chris Christie — which surprisingly got a good amount of laughs.
As he went on with is speech, it seemed no one was off-limits, not even the president:
Your hair is so white, it tried to punch me at a Trump rally. The president’s hair is so white it keeps saying ‘All Lives Matter.’ All I’m saying is that in less than eight years, Mr. President, you’ve busted two time-honored stereotypes: black does crack and apparently once you go black, it looks like we are going back. Thanks, Ben Carson.
While President Obama seemed to take the jabs light-heartedly, Wilmore made sure to end on a serious note. Expressing how tremendously historic President Obama’s presidency has been:
But behind that joke is the humble appreciation for the historical implications for what your presidency means. 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
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