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Obama teased at his final Correspondents' dinner

Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 01:03

Comedian Larry Wilmore praises Barack Obama's comedy skills but tells him to ''stay in his lane'', during the President's last White House Correspondents' dinner. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Comedy Central Television host Larry Wilmore teased U.S. President Barack Obama about his time in office during the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday (April 30) night. Obama made his final appearance and took to the podium just before Wilmore. With seven performances under his belt, it was hard to top. "I have to admit, it's not easy to follow the president. You got some jokes, Mr. President. The President's funny. Stay in your lane, man. It's not like, you don't see me going around 'presidenting' all the time, right? I don't go around passing in health care, signing executive orders pardoned turkeys, not closing Guantanamo," Wilmore said. Wilmore also made mention of the so-called 'Panama papers', which recently sparked global scrutiny of offshore banking, joking that many of those implicated were at Saturday night's dinner in Washington. The black-tie event, which Obama has previously joked is "a night when Washington celebrates itself," brings together journalists and media moguls, Hollywood stars and policy wonks and the powerbrokers from Capitol Hill. The dinner, a long-standing tradition, has morphed from a relatively low-key gathering of journalists and their sources into a glamorous red-carpet affair. It has drawn criticism from some who feel that partying with sources is not conducive to hard-hitting journalism.

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Obama teased at his final Correspondents' dinner

Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 01:03