President Obama took shots at his embattled former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her email problems at the annual Gridiron dinner in Washington D.C. The Gridiron Club and Foundation is the oldest organizations of journalists in Washington.
According to reports, the event, which is known for songs, sketches, and parodies making fun of political power players, hosted not only the president but also Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
“If you think about how things have changed since 2008, back then I was the young tech-savvy candidate of the future. Now I’m yesterday’s news and Hillary’s got a server in her house!”
“I am so far behind,” he said.
The joke comes on the heels of an article in the New York Post written by author Ed Klein, who claims that Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett leaked the e-mail story to outside individuals to spread around to the press.
Walker also poked fun at Clinton’s issues with the email storm, insinuating she is the beneficiary to Wall Street donors.
“I even have Hillary’s private email,” Walker said. “It goes right to her campaign headquarters. You know, it’s email@example.com,” he said, noting that the joke was written by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Obama also hit at Republicans over the 47 GOP Senators who signed a letter to Iranian leadership about the president’s current negotiations surrounding a potential nuclear deal with the regime.
“You don’t diminish your office by taking a selfie. You do it by sending a poorly written letter to Iran,” Obama said.