Obama Roasts Trump, Trump Says Obama Did A Nice Job
HE TOOK SEVERAL JABS AT THE REPUBLICAN FRONTRUNNER BEFORE DECLARING ‘OBAMA OUT’
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.
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US President Barack Obama during his last White House Correspondents’ Dinner.