President Joe Biden spent Saturday evening at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, in the first year the ritual renewed after COVID-19 and a president who wasn’t exactly a fan of being roasted. Biden, however, doesn’t seem to mind being the subject of a joke, and definitely doesn’t mind giving it back.
Biden’s remarks at the event centered predominantly on Republicans, both in government and media. Among other things, he warned that they could be plotting to storm Cinderella’s castle, and poked fun at Fox News over revelations that several of the network’s hosts were in close contact with Donald Trump, not only around the January 6th attack, but to share questions and get direction on talking points.
You can view his entire speech below.
Biden spreads the roasting around, though, even hitting himself with a few old-age jokes — such as mentioning that he was elected to the United States Senate in 1924, nearly two decades before he was born, and describing his approval polls as a reason his wife is suggesting he should call himself her roommate instead of husband.
For Trump, though, he hit hard — describing the nation as having endured first a plague, then COVID-19; mocking the former president for skipping the event
He also gets jabs in at Rudy Giuliani’s Masked Singer appearances, Fox News hosts’ efforts to spread anti-vax propaganda in contrast to their own safety requirements for employees of the network, Congressional Democrats for not being supportive enough of legislation he’s championed, and the “let’s go Brandon” chants that the right-wing employs in hopes of ‘triggering’ liberals.
“…but Republicans seem to support one fella. Some guy named Brandon. He’s having a really good year, and I’m kinda happy for him.”
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