Obama & Seth Meyers Kill at White House Correspondents Dinner, Roast Donald Trump

Uploaded by MidweekPolitics on 03.05.2011

That's just slanderuos, Dave.
David: Did you see... did you see any of this White House Correspondents' Dinner?
Louis: Yeah, a little bit.
David: It... Obama was on fire. I mean, Obama showed up like it was a roast. I don't know
that everybody expected to show up and that Obama was going to roast everybody. He took
no prisoners on the birther thing. I'll show you a couple of these videos. I mean, it's
brilliant stuff. Really good stuff.
Obama: I am releasing my official birth video.
[Laughter and applause]
Obama: Now, I warn you...
David: By the way, if you're just watching this... if you're just listening, throughout
all of this, Donald Trump is completely stone-faced. I mean, he appears to have absolutely no sense
of humor about himself at all. Does nothing. Not even a reaction.
Obama: No one has seen this footage in 50 years. Not even me. But let's take a look.
["Circle of Life" from "The Lion King" plays]
[Laughter and applause]
David: Trump still not impressed with any of this.
Louis: Footage from "The Lion King" he showed there, of course.
David: Yes, if you didn't make the connection, Obama jokingly showing video of "The Lion
King" as if it is his birth video. Because he's African, of course.
Obama: Oh, well. Back to square one. I want to make clear to the Fox News table: that
was a joke.
Obama: That was not my real birth video. That was a children's cartoon. Call Disney if you
don't believe me. They have the original long-form version.
David: [Laughs] I mean, I don't think everybody was expecting that Obama was showing up and
just going to roast.
Louis: Yeah. Good stuff, though.
David: And then here's Seth Meyers, who I've never been a huge fan of Seth Meyers, and
honestly, I think "Saturday Night Live" is pretty bad right now, but he was actually
pretty funny. He also went off with the Trump stuff. Trump really not liking any of this.
I mean, really, just the guy seems like he's just very miserable about all these jokes.
Seth Meyers: ... candidate and more like my aunt. And then, of course, there's Donald
Trump. Donald Trump has been saying that he will run for president as a Republican, which
is surprising, since I just assumed he was running as a joke.
[Laughter and applause]
David: Trump motionless. I mean, the guy could be a statue.
Meyers: Donald Trump often appears on Fox, which is ironic because a fox often appears
on Donald Trump's head.
[Laughter and applause]
Meyers: If you're at the "Washington Post" table with Trump and you can't finish your
entree, don't worry, the fox will eat it. And if I can, for a moment, talk about the
birther issue, when did we get so suspicious about where people were born? A "USA Today"
poll last week said 38% of Americans think the president was definitely born in the U.S.
In the same poll, in the very same poll, only 5% more said Donald Trump was definitely born
in the U.S. Has it reached a point where Americans only think something was-- someone was born
here if they saw it? I know I was born here, and I know my younger brother was born here,
but when it comes to my older brother, I can only take him at his word.
David: All right, so Seth Meyers really pretty good, I thought. And then he goes on and he
actually throws in some pretty good Obama jokes, too, which are, let's see, my favorite
was the Tea Party reference. Really, this is, I think, pretty good stuff. Let's take
a listen.
Meyers: Is this the change you were talking about? Mr. President, look at your hair. If
your hair gets any whiter, the Tea Party is going to endorse it.
David: That's good material, right? I mean, I don't know if he wrote all of this stuff
himself or not, but I thought that a lot of this was good. This is Saturday night. And
there's plenty of video of it online, for sure.
So Louis, let's take a break. A lot more I still want to get to, including yet another
Republican member of Congress who's saying he just doesn't have the money that he needs.
He's struggling. But he's got $31 million net worth. We'll figure out what he's talking
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