Obama Bangs: President Jokes Around at White House Correspondents’ Dinner (+Video)

    President Barack Obama with bangs. (Screenshot/C-Span)

    Obama Bangs: President Barack Obama joked about a range of issues, including that he is taking fashion tips from his wife, during the dinner.

    “These days, I have to look at the mirror and admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be,” said Obama, near the beginning of the dinner, in which reporters and officials joke about themselves and others.

    Obama also joked about:

    -The inaccurate reporting by CNN recently during the aftermath of the Boston Marathon explosions: “I know CNN has taken some knocks lately but the fact is, I admire their commitment to covering all sides of the story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate.”

    -About a circulated photo of Obama shooting skeet at Camp David. “Quite a number of people insisted that this had been Photoshopped… You were right. Can we show them the actual photo? We were just trying to tone it down a little bit.” (Photo on left)

    -Jay-Z and Beyonce’s recent trip to Cuba, which Jay-Z said was cleared with the White House but the White House responded that they had nothing to do with it: “I’ve got 99 problems and now Jay-Z’s one of them.”

    See the rest of the jokes in the video below.