President Obama Last Corresponding Dinner Was On CP Time And Drops The Mic ,And Walks Off Stage
|President Obama Last Corresponding Dinner Was On CP Time |
And Drops The Mic ,And Walks Off Stage
"I know I was a little late tonight," Obama said in his opening remarks. "I was running on CPT — which stands for jokes that white people should not make."
Obama also told the crowd in his opening: "If this material works well, I'm going to use it at Goldman Sachs next year. Earn me some serious Tubmans."
The new version of the $20 bill will feature escaped slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the front.
Obama made a not-so-subtle prediction of his successor.
"Next year at this time, someone else will be standing here in this very spot, and it's anyone's guess who she will be," Obama said.
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Obama later complimented Democratic candidate and dinner attendee Bernie Sanders, saying, "Bernie, you look like a million bucks. Or, to put it in terms you understand, you look like 37,000 donations of $27 each."
But Obama wasn't all jokes. He celebrated the presence of The Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian, who — on the heels of his release from a nearly 18-month-long detainment in Iran — was on-site to present awards to the Wall Street Journal's Carol Lee, CBS This Morning's Norah O'Donnell, the Boston Globe's Matt Viser, The Washington Post's Terrence McCoy and InsideClimate's Neela Banerjee, Lisa Song, David Hasemyer and John Cushman Jr.
"Last time this year, we spoke of Jason’s courage as he endured the isolation of an Iranian prison. This year, we see that courage in the flesh, and it’s a living testament to the very idea of a free press," Obama said before thanking the press corps for their tireless work.