president of the United States, joe biden, They joked — as usual — about a variety of topics at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday.
The annual dinner, which was held at the Washington Hilton, drew thousands of guests in support of press freedom, which Biden called “The pillar of a free society, not the enemy“.
Biden did not hesitate at dinner, and participated in the “roast”, that is, the speech to the American press, which traditionally include moments of humour. Biden has spoken about key figures in the US media, businessmen and politicians, from Don Lemon, Tucker Carlson and Elon Musk to politicians such as Kevin McCarthy, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Ron DeSantis.
However, the highlight of the night was the jokes Biden made about himself, especially about his age. “I believe in the First Amendment, not just because my good friend Jimmy Madison wrote it.”He said at the beginning. The United States Constitution dates back to 1787.
“I understand that age is a perfectly reasonable topic,” he said, before joking about The New York Times’ remarks about his age. “You might think I don’t like Rupert Murdoch. That simply isn’t true. How can I hate a guy who makes me look like Harry Styles? “he added.
“Call me ‘old’? I call it being experienced. You say ‘I’m old,’ you say I’m wise,” Biden continued.
The president also made comments about his first two years in office, stating that the evening would be the same as the first half of his term.. “I’ll talk for 10 minutes, I won’t answer questions and I’ll walk away happily,” joked.
There have also been jokes about Biden’s recently announced re-election campaign. The chief quipped that most people expected him to “drop it” by mistake.
This dinner is one of Washington’s great traditions. “Referring to Vice President Harris,” he joked. “But the truth is, we really do have a record to be proud of. We vaccinate the nation, transform the economy, and promote historic victories and results in the medium term. But the job is not over yet. I mean…it’s over for Tucker CarlsonHe said of the anchor’s departure from Fox News.
And Biden continued to poke fun at the controversy surrounding Musk’s takeover of Twitter. “I love NPR, because they whisper into the microphone like me. But not everyone loves NPR,” Biden said. Elon Musk tweeted that his funding should be pulled. Good, The best way to make NPR go away is for Elon Musk to buy it. And this is truer than you think … “.