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President Obama Responds to Donald Trump Birther Issues

Obama during The White House Correspondents' Dinner in a comedy relief session took the opportunity to take few jabs at Donald Trump, who was in attendance, to the pleasure of most in attendence, and those watching on television.

1 May 2011, 12:00 AM

By: gop

In the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Washington Hilton held on Saturday, April, 30, Mr. Obama publicly responded to the actions of birthers, and Mr. Trump in particular, who have been beating the drums mistrust against the President of The United States. Mr. Obama also took the opportunity to take a few jabs at himself, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, and others, and even offered to show a clip of his birth as further proof of his American birth, but it turned out to be a clip from the The Lion King animation.

The Lion King clip quickly saw Obama informing those seated at the Fox organisation table, that it was a joke, and therefore shouldn't be taken seriously. If Mr. trump had known that Obama would have played the trump card in his honour, he would have stayed at home. Obama also showed the audience what a Trump Whitehouse would look like.

President Obama on Trump:

Mr. Trump throughout most of the ordeal maintained a slight grin on his face and on one occasion raised his hand in acknowledgement of what the president was saying, while those seated around him could hardly refrain from laughter.

"Donald Trump is here tonight," the comedian in chief said, grinning. "Now, I know that he's taken some flak lately, but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate to rest than The Donald. Now he can get to focusing on the issues that matter. Like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened at Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?"

It was almost painful to watch, the juxtaposition of the president, flexing his new post-birther comedy chops, and the real estate mogul-cum-politician, grimacing at his table as Mr. Obama basked in his post-long-form-birth-certificate glow.

"All kidding aside, we all know about your credentials and experience," Mr. Obama said, as people in the room either chortled or grimaced nervously, all depending on their proximity to Mr. Trump.

In "Celebrity Apprentice," Mr. Obama told Mr. Trump, teeth flashing, "the men's cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha steaks, but you recognized that this was a lack of leadership, so you fired Gary Busey."

"These," Mr. Obama said, "are the kinds of decisions that would keep me up at night. Well-handled, sir. Well-handled."

The White House Correspondents' Dinner

The White House Correspondents' Dinner is the dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA), which is an organisation of journalists who cover the White House and the President of the United States.

The association also holds an annual dinner to raise money for WHCA scholarships and honour the professional recipients of theWHCA's journalism awards.

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