President Barack Obama took on billionaire Donald Trump at Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner.
For the past few weeks, Trump publicly questioned why Obama hadn’t yet released his long-form birth certificate. And when the president released it last week, Trump held a press conference and took credit for finally forcing him to do so.
Acknowledging Trump, who was “really proud” to have “accomplished something that nobody else has been able to accomplish,” Obama said, “No one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald. That’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like: did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?”
Obama also showed a clip of baby Simba from “The Lion King,” joking that it was never-before-seen footage of his own birth.
“I want to make clear…That was a joke,” Obama said, directing his comments specifically to the Fox News table. “That was not my real birth video. That was a children’s cartoon, call Disney if you don’t believe me, they have the original long-form version.”
Obama’s jabs against Trump were not limited to birth certificate quips. On the reality television host’s decision to can actor Gary Busey instead of rocker Meat Loaf from his reality TV show in April, Obama said, “In an episode of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ at the Steak House, the men’s cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks, and there was a lot of blame to go around but you Mr. Trump recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership, so ultimately you didn’t blame Lil Jon or Meat Loaf, you fired Gary Busey, and these are the kind of decisions that will keep me up at night.”
Comedian Seth Meyers took shots at Trump as well, saying, “Donald Trump often talks about running as a Republican, which is surprising. I just assumed he was running as a joke.”
“Gary Busey said recently that Donald Trump would make a great president. Of course, he said the same thing about an old rusty bird cage he found,” Meyers also quipped.
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