Best Quips from Obama and Joel McHale at the White House Correspondents' Dinner
All the highlights and one-liners from Saturday's #nerdprom
In case you missed it: President Barack Obama pushed politics aside Saturday night in the name of some good, nonpartisan fun.
Democrats, Republicans – no one was safe from the jokes (or able to hold back the laughter) when the commander-in-chief took the lectern at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
And if Obama’s opener wasn’t enough to unite Congress, well, the event’s emcee, Joel McHale, might have sealed the deal. When you’re done ogling the stars’ best looks of the night, here are the best lines of the night.
Obama’s Winning Quips
On his popularity drop: “In 2008 my slogan was ‘yes we can.’ In 2013 my slogan was ‘control + alt + delete.'”
On the opposing side: “These days, House Republicans give John Boehner a harder time than they give me. Which means orange really is the new black.” (Someone’s been binge-watching!)
On how the shaky Obamacare web signup was just like Frozen: “On the plus side, they did turn the launch of HealthCare.gov into one of the year’s biggest movies.”
On CNN’s incessant coverage of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight: “I am happy to be here even though I am a little jet-lagged from my trip to Malaysia. The lengths we have to go to to get CNN coverage these days … I think they’re still searching for their table.”
On FOX News: “Let’s face it, FOX, you’ll miss me when I’m gone. It will be harder to convince the American people that Hillary [Clinton] was born in Kenya.”
On Democrats distancing themselves: “I did notice the other day that Sasha needed a speaker at career day, and she invited Bill Clinton.”
On gridlock in congress: “What’d we do to piss off Chris Christie so bad?”
McHale’s Best Zingers
On Obama: “I think he’s one of the best presidents in history. Definitely in the top 50. Please explain that to Jessica Simpson.”
On FLOTUS: “You have been very kind to me and my family, especially when you showed us all how to tear a phone book in half with our bare hands.”
On the days women were not allowed to attend the dinner: “#TotalSausageFest.”
On Canada: “Between Justin Bieber, Rob Ford and Ted Cruz, I just want to tell Canada, ‘Hey, relax, we already have a Florida.'”
On Hillary Clinton, and equal pay for equal work: “As our first female president, we could pay her 30 percent less. That’s savings our country could use!”
On Trump running for president: “People are asking, ‘Will Donald Trump run again?’ And the answer is, ‘Does that thing on his head crap in the woods?’ ”