It was all laughs in DC this past weekend. The 98th annual White House Correspondents Dinner was held Saturday. The annual event allows a brief reprieve for the president and journalists to let their hair down, so to speak, and take in a night of celebration, achievement, – and camaraderie for the field of journalism.
Guests for the event included a number of journalists, politicians and celebrities. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted the event. The president took to the podium later and pulled no punches. Jokes ranged from Hilary Clinton’s night out on the town, Rick Santorum’s “snobbish” remarks,- to the Secret Service.
Even with a night of fun and laughs, there’s always work to done in DC. Between all of the schmoozing, handshakes,- and hugs, someone’s bound to make a deal. Ted Johnson’s article in Variety magazine goes in depth to show just how valuable a weekend in DC can be during the Correspondents Dinner. All in all, it’s a great night and a lot of fun.
Check out the clip below to get a glimpse of the president’s turn at the podium during the evenings festivities.