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President Obama Gets The Spielberg Treatment
April 29, 2013
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Once a year, the President of the United States gets to try his hand at stand-up comedy - and it's usually pretty fun to watch.

Saturday night, Barack Obama joined Conan O'Brien on stage at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, an annual event where politicians get to crack a few jokes.

Obama unveiled the video at the top, which he said was an HBO sneak peek at Steven Spielberg's next project after 'Lincoln': a biopic called 'Obama', directed by Spielberg and starring Daniel Day Lewis, who were both in the audience.

During his speech (which you can watch below), Obama poked fun at some of his political opponents.

He suggested Sheldon Adelson, who spent $100 million on anti-Obama ads during the 2012 election, would have had better luck offering the money directly to Obama and asking him to drop out of the race.

He also said Fox News disliked The History Channel (supposedly) comparing Obama to Satan because "they actually thought the comparison was not fair - to Satan", and at one point, he said he was planning "a book burning with Michelle Bachmann."

And Obama got in a few digs at the press: he said he admired CNN's "commitment to cover all sides of a story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate." And he said BuzzFeed "was just something I did in college around 2:00 am."

But most of the jokes were aimed at himself. He opened by explaining that he'd been told to take himself down a peg, but "after four and a half years, how many pegs are left?"

And he talked about how much he's aged since becoming president, saying "I have to admit, I'm not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be."

He also presented a montage of shots featuring himself with a haircut similar to how his wife Michelle wears it sometimes.


Obama wasn't the only entertainment for the evening. Conan hosted, and took the opportunity to make a lot of jokes about Vice President Joe Biden:

And it turns out the seating plan for the evening was the cause of some serious political intrigue, as this spoof of Netflix series 'House of Cards' shows:


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