Applause by Hollywood star, U.S. President Barack Obama mocked Mitt Romney, his rival in the U.S. presidential election, in November. Obama made joke at the White House Correspondents dinner, Saturday (28/4), not just for Romney, but also Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, millionaire Donald Trump, and the Secret Service.
White House Correspondents dinner is the biggest social event for the media in Washington. This annual event gives an opportunity for the President of the United States to show the lighter side of his daily activities. About 2,500 journalists, celebrities and politicians are enjoying the show, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell, actor George Clooney, actress Reese Witherspoon, and director Steven Spielberg.
When the time came to speak, Obama recalls a similar event that took place last year when Navy SEALS special forces sent to capture and kill Osama bin Laden.
“Last year, just this weekend, we finally give justice to the individual most notorious in the world,” Obama said. Instead of Osama’s face, which appeared on the giant screen, but Donald Trump face, who had always questioned the legitimacy of Obama’s birth certificate.
Obama also made a joke about Hillary Clinton. Two weeks ago, Clinton became a public talks after her picture appeared were drinking and dancing in the middle of the American Summit in Cartagena, Colombia.
“Four years ago, I was involved in a brutally fight in the primaries with Hillary Clinton,” he said. “Four years later, she kept sending me text message while drunk in Cartagena.”
Obama did not forget to satirize the act of the secret service at the summit in a scandal with the local commercial sex workers, who embarrassed President “Actually I have a lot of material that had been prepared, but I have to send them home now with a new curfew,” he said.
Although not a campaign, Obama also used the show to mock Romney.
“I will not attack any Republican candidate. For example, Mitt Romney: he and I actually have a lot in common, “he said, saying that they are both left behind from their wives in the national polls. “We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he had two. Snob, “said Obama.
Jokes that make the former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum grins and thumbs-up. Santorum had to compete with Romney become the presidential candidate of the Republic before resigning earlier this month. During the campaign, Santorum ever called Obama “snob” due to encourage young people to get higher education until the university.
Romney did not attend the event when Obama also mocked Romney who had brought his dog in a cage placed on top of the car. When Obama spoke, the screen show up a picture of Air Force One with a dog cage tied on it.
Obama did not forget to make a joke about himself. His face appears on the screen four years ago, and currently face with graying hair. “Four years from now I would like this,” he said, when the screen displays the face of the old actor Morgan Freeman. “It’s not even funny,” he said, chuckling.