Obama Roasts Trump, Trump Says Obama Did A Nice Job

HE TOOK SEV­ERAL JABS AT THE REPUB­LI­CAN FRON­TRUN­NER BE­FORE DECLAR­ING ‘OBAMA OUT’

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Don­ald Trump has taken his roast­ing by Barack Obama in his stride, say­ing the US Pres­i­dent “did a nice job” at his fi­nal White House Cor­re­spon­dents’ din­ner. Mr Obama took sev­eral jabs at the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial fron­trun­ner dur­ing the ad­dress, be­fore declar­ing “Obama out” and lit­er­ally drop­ping the mi­cro­phone. “They say Don­ald lacks the for­eign pol­icy ex­pe­ri­ence to be pres­i­dent. But, in fair­ness, he has spent years meet­ing with lead­ers from around the world — Miss Swe­den, Miss Ar­gentina, Miss Azer­bai­jan,” Mr Obama quipped. “And there’s one area where Don­ald’s ex­pe­ri­ence could be in­valu­able and that is in clos­ing Guan­tanamo, be­cause Trump knows a thing or two about run­ning wa­ter­front prop­er­ties into the ground.” Mr Trump’s ab­sence from the black-tie event also pro­vided am­mu­ni­tion for Mr Obama, who joked, “You’ve got a room full of re­porters, celebri­ties, cam­eras and he says no.

“Is this din­ner too tacky for The Don­ald? What could he pos­si­bly be do­ing in­stead? Is he at home, eat­ing a Trump steak?” Mr Trump, whose chil­dren at­tended the din­ner, was played a clip of Mr Obama’s ad­dress dur­ing an ap­pear­ance on Fox News. The real es­tate mogul re­sponded by say­ing he has “the best wa­ter­front prop­er­ties in the world”. “I bor­rowed US$1mil­lion (F$2.07m) years ago. I have a net worth now that is well be­yond US$10bil­lion (F$20.73bn). I do have a lot of wa­ter­front prop­er­ties, and they are do­ing great,” he said. Asked again about the barbs di­rected his way, Mr Trump said it was “only jok­ing”.

“Well, I think it was fine. It’s a com­edy. It’s fine. I thought he did a nice job, it was good,” Mr Trump said.

“I wasn’t there. But I thought he did a nice job.” Mr Trump was not the only per­son mocked by the US Pres­i­dent, who also joked about his wife’s age­less looks and his re­cent meet­ing with Prince Ge­orge. With a bit of nostal­gia, Mr Obama also re­flected on his more than seven years in of­fice, mak­ing fun of how in his fi­nal year, his ap­proval rat­ings had been ris­ing.

“The last time I was this high, I was try­ing to de­cide on my ma­jor,” he said, in a ref­er­ence to smok­ing mar­i­juana in col­lege.

They say Don­ald lacks the for­eign pol­icy ex­pe­ri­ence to be pres­i­dent. But, in fair­ness, he has spent years meet­ing with lead­ers from around the world — Miss Swe­den, Miss Ar­gentina, Miss Azer­bai­jan.

Barack Obama

US Pres­i­dent Shut­tle

US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama dur­ing his last White House Cor­re­spon­dents’ Din­ner.

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