President Barack Obama proved he hasn’t lost his sense of humor last night at the White House Correspondents Dinner. He joked about the recent trip he and Hillary Clinton had taken to Columbia for the Summit of the Americas last month.
Obama told a packed room that included Hollywood stars and political heavyweights such as Reese Witherspoon, George Clooney, Kim Kardashian and Jimmy Kimmel,
“Despite many obstacles, much has changed during my time in office. Four years ago, I was locked in a brutal primary battle with Hillary Clinton. Four years later she won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartegana.”
Earlier this month, Clinton was photographed with aides at a Cartagena, Columbia watering hole having a beer. She then was photographed dancing the night away at the same club.
The White House Correspondent’s Association’s annual dinner and gala began in 1920 and has become a Washington, D.C. tradition. The event is traditionally attended by the President and the Vice-President of the United States. Fifteen presidents have attended a White House Correspondent’s Association dinner, beginning with Calvin Coolidge in 1924. The dinner is almost always held on the last Saturday in April at the Washington Hilton.
From the time the dinner had begun until World War II, the annual dinner featured singing between courses, a homemade movie and an hour-long, post-dinner show with big-name performers.
In it’s current format the dinner is usually hosted by a well known comedian as is more of a chance for the President to make fun of people and be roasted himself. This year the event was hosted by late night television host Jimmy Kimmel.