President Obama at 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner (C-SPAN)


WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, I WOULD LIKE INTRODUCE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] (music)>>THANK YOU. THANK YOU. HOW DO YOU LIKE MY NEW ENTRANCE MUSIC? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] RUSH LIMBAUGH WARNED YOU ABOUT THIS. SECOND TERM, MAYBE. [LAUGHTER] — SECOND TERM, BABY. [LAUGHTER] WE ARE CHANGING THINGS AROUND HERE A LITTLE BIT. ACTUALLY MY ADVISORS WERE A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT THE NEW ENTRANCE MUSIC. THEY ARE LITTLE BIT MORE TRADITIONAL. THEY SUGGESTED I SHOULD START WITH SOME NOTES AT MY OWN EXPENSE JUST TO TAKE MYSELF DOWN A PEG. I WAS LIKE, AFTER FOUR AND A HALF YEARS, HOW MANY PEGS ARE THERE LEFT? [LAUGHTER] I WANT TO THANK THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS. ED, YOU ARE DOING AN ASTOUNDING JOB. [APPLAUSE] WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THE WORK YOU HAVE DONE. FOR ALL OF THE DIGNITARIES WHO ARE HERE AND EVERYONE, THANK YOU FOR THE OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE IN UNIFORM EVERY SINGLE DAY. AND OF COURSE, OUR EXTRAORDINARY FIRST LADY, MICHELLE OBAMA. [APPLAUSE] EVERYBODY LOVES MICHELLE. SHE IS ON THE COVER OF VOGUE. HIGH POLL NUMBERS. DON’T WORRY. I GOT MY OWN MAGAZINE COVER. [LAUGHTER] I GET IT. I LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND I HAVE TO ADMIT I’M NOT THE STRAPPING YOUNG PERSON I USED TO BE. [LAUGHTER] [APPLAUSE] TIME PASSES. YOU GET A LITTLE GRAY. AND YET, EVEN AFTER ALL THIS TIME, I STILL MAKE ROOKIE MISTAKES. I’M IN CALIFORNIA AT A FUNDRAISER AND HAVING A NICE TIME. I HAPPEN TO MENTION THAT A WOMAN IS THE BEST LOOKING ATTORNEY IN THE COUNTRY. AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, I GOT TROUBLE WHEN I GOT BACK HOME. [LAUGHTER] WHO KNEW ERIC HOLDER WAS SO SENSITIVE? [LAUGHTER] THEN THERE IS THE EASTER EGG ROLL. LOOKS LIKE A NICE, FUN EVENT WITH THE KIDS. I GO TO THE BASKETBALL COURTS. I TOOK MONEY TO SHOTS — 22 SHOTS. MADE 2. 2 HITS. 20 MINUTES. THE EXECUTIVES AT NBC ASKED, WHAT IS YOUR SECRET? [LAUGHTER] SO, YES, MAYBE I HAVE LOST A STEP, BUT SOME THINGS ARE BEYOND MY CONTROL. THIS WHOLE CONTROVERSY ABOUT DAISY GOING TO CUBA — JAY-Z GOING TO CUBA. [LAUGHTER] OF COURSE, EVERYONE HAS GOT PLENTY OF VICE. — ADVICE. ONE SAID I COULD SOLVE ALL OF MY PROBLEMS IF I WAS JUST LIKE MICHAEL DOUGLAS IN THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT. MICHAEL, WHAT IS YOUR SECRET? COULD IT BE THAT YOU WERE AN ACTOR IN AN AARON SORKIN LIBERAL FANTASY? [LAUGHTER] MIGHT THAT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO IT? I DO NOT KNOW. CHECK IN WITH ME. MAYBE IT IS SOMETHING ELSE. ANYWAY, I RECOGNIZE THAT THIS JOB CAN TAKE A TOLL ON YOU. I UNDERSTAND SECOND TERM YOU NEED A BURST OF NEW ENERGY. TRY SOME NEW THINGS. WE ARE WILLING TO TRY ANYTHING. WE BORROWED ONE OF MICHELE’S TIPS. [LAUGHTER] I THOUGHT THIS LOOKED PRETTY GOOD, BUT NO BOUNDS — BOUNCE. ANYWAY, I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO CONAN O’BRIEN. [APPLAUSE] I WAS TALKING TO ED. I UNDERSTAND WHEN THEY ARE CONSIDERING OWN AND O’BRIEN FOR THE GIG, THERE WAS THE AGE-OLD DILEMMA TO OFFER IT TO HIM NOW OR WAIT FIVE YEARS UNTIL THEY GIVE IT TO JIMMY FALLON. [CROWD OOHS] THAT WAS A LITTLE HARSH. I LOVE CONAN. OF COURSE, CNN HAS TAKEN SOME KNOCKS LATELY. I ADMIRE THEIR COMMITMENT. MY FORMER ADVISERS THAT HAVE SWITCHED OVER TO THE DARK SIDE, DAVE OLDID AXLE RIGHT — AXELRODE. THE HISTORY CHANNEL IS NOT HERE. I GUESS THEY ARE EMBARRASSED ABOUT THE WHOLE OBAMA IS THE DOUBLE THING. — DEVIL THING. THAT NEVER KEPT FOX NEWS FROM SHOWING UP. THEY THOUGHT THE COMPARISON WAS NOT FAIR TO SATAN. [LAUGHTER] THE MEDIA LANDSCAPE IS CHANGING RAPIDLY. YOU CANNOT KEEP UP WITH THE. — WITH IT. I REMEMBER WHEN BUZZ FEED WAS SOMETHING I DID AROUND 2 A.M. IT IS TRUE. [LAUGHTER] RECENTLY I FOUND A NEW FAVORITE SOURCE FOR POLITICAL NEWS. THESE GUYS ARE GREAT. EVERYONE SHOULD CHECK IT OUT. IT IS CALLED WHITEHOUSE.GOV. I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF IT. THE FACT IS, I REALLY DO RESPECT THE PRESS. I RECOGNIZE THAT THE PRESS AND I HAVE DIFFERENT JOBS TO DO. MY JOB IS TO BE PRESIDENT. YOUR JOB IS TO KEEP ME HUMBLE. FRANKLY I THINK I’M DOING MY JOB BETTER. [LAUGHTER] PART OF THE PROBLEM IS THAT EVERYONE IS SO CYNICAL. WE ARE CONSTANTLY FEEDING CYNICISM AND CONSPIRACIES. REMEMBER A FEW MONTHS AGO PRIME MINISTER SHOULDN’T PUT OUT A PHOTOGRAPH OF ME GOING — SHOOTING AT CAMP DAVID? A NUMBER OF PEOPLE INSISTED THIS HAS BEEN PHOTOSHOP. TONIGHT HAVE SOMETHING TO CONFESS — YOU ARE RIGHT. CAN WE SHOW THEM THE ACTUAL PHOTO? [LAUGHTER] WE WERE TRYING TO TONE IT DOWN A LITTLE BIT. THAT WAS AN AWESOME DAY. [LAUGHTER] THERE ARE OTHER NEW PLAYERS IN THE MEDIA LANDSCAPE AS WELL LIKE SUPER PACS. DID YOU KNOW THAT SHELDON SPENT $100 MILLION OF HIS OWN MONEY LAST YEAR ON NEGATIVE ADS? HE MUST REALLY DISLIKE ME. TO SPEND THAT KIND OF MONEY. THAT IS OPRAH MONEY. YOU COULD BUY AN ISLAND AND CALL IT NOBAMA FOR THAT KIND OF MONEY. SHELDON WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER OFF OFFERING ME WHEN HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS TO DROP OUT OF THE RACE. [LAUGHTER] [APPLAUSE] I PROBABLY WOULD NOT HAVE TAKEN IT, BUT I THOUGHT ABOUT IT. [LAUGHTER] MICHELLE WOULD HAVE TAKEN IT. [LAUGHTER] YOU THINK I’M JOKING. [LAUGHTER] I KNOW REPUBLICANS ARE STILL SORTING OUT WHAT HAPPENED IN 2012. WHAT THEY ALL AGREE UPON IS REACHING OUT. CALL ME SELF CENTERED, BUT I COULD THINK OF WHEN MINORITY THEY COULD START WITH. [LAUGHTER] HELLO. [APPLAUSE] THINK OF ME AS A TRIAL RUN. SEE HOW IT GOES. [LAUGHTER] IF THEY WON’T COME TO ME, I WILL COME TO THEM FOR STOP — COME TO THEM. I RECENTLY HAD A DINNER WITH A NUMBER OF REPUBLICAN SENATORS. I WILL ADMIT IT WAS NOT EASY. A PROPOSED — I PROPOSED A TOAST. OF COURSE, SOME FOLKS STILL DON’T THINK I SPEND ENOUGH TIME WITH CONGRESS. WHY DON’T YOU GET A TREAT — DRINK WITH MITCH MCCONNELL, THEY ASKED? REALLY? WHY DON’T YOU GET A DRINK WITH MITCH MCCONNELL? [LAUGHTER] I’M SORRY. I GET FRUSTRATED SOMETIMES. [LAUGHTER] I’M NOT GIVING UP. IN FACT, I’M TAKING MY CHARM OFFENSIVE ON THE ROAD. SECOND BARBECUE WITH TED CRUZ. KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS CONCERT WITH RAND PAUL. AND A BOOK BURNING WITH MICHELE BACHMANN. [MIX OF LAUGHS AND OOHS] MY CHARM OFFENSIVE HAS LET ME LEARN SOME INTERESTING THINGS GOING ON IN CONGRESS. IT TURNS OUT ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. BUT THE POINT OF MY CHARM OFFENSIVE IS SIMPLE. WE NEED TO MAKE PROGRESS ON SOME IMPORTANT ISSUES. REPUBLICANS FELL IN LOVE WITH THE SEQUESTER AND NOW THEY CANNOT STOP TALKING ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY HATE IT, LIKE WE ARE TRAPPED IN A TAYLOR SWIFT ALBUM. [LAUGHTER] ONE SENATOR WHO HAD REACHED ACROSS THE AISLE RECENTLY IS MARCO RUBIO. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT 2016. HE HAS NOT FINISHED A SINGLE TERM IN THE SENATE AND HE THINK HE IS READY TO BE PRESIDENT. KIDS THESE DAYS. ON THURSDAY, I WENT TO THE OPENING OF THE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY IN DALLAS. WONDERFUL EVENT. THAT GOT ME INSPIRED TO GET STARTED ON MY OWN LEGACY. IT WILL BEGIN BY BUILDING ANOTHER EDIFICE RIGHT NEXT TO THE BUSH LIBRARY. CAN WE SHOW THAT? [LAUGHTER] I’M ALSO HARD AT WORK ON PLANS FOR THE OBAMA LIBRARY. SOME HAVE SUGGESTED WE PUT IT IN MY BIRTHPLACE, BUT I WOULD RATHER KEEP IT IN THE UNITED STATES. [LAUGHTER] [APPLAUSE] DID ANYONE NOT SEE THAT JOE COMING? — JOKE COMING? [LAUGHTER] ONLY GALLUP? DICK MORRIS? [LAUGHTER] SPEAKING OF PRESIDENTS AND THEIR LEGACIES, I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE A WONDERFUL RUN, AND STEVEN SPIELBERG AND DANIEL DAY-LEWIS WHO ARE HERE TONIGHT. WE HAD A SCREENING OF THEIR MOST RECENT FILM “LINCOLN.” EXTRAORDINARY FILM. I’M NERVOUS ABOUT STEPHEN’S NEXT PROJECT. I SAW A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK ON HBO. LET’S CHECK IT OUT. ROLL THE TAPE.>>I WAS THRILLED THAT LINCOLN WAS A SUCCESS. I WAS THINKING ABOUT WHAT TO DO NEXT. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT I WOKE UP AND IT HIT ME. OBAMA. WHY WAIT? PICKING THE RIGHT ACTOR TO PLAY OBAMA, THAT WAS A CHALLENGE. WE NEVER GOT HIS TRANSCRIPTS. THEY SAY HE IS KIND OF ALOOF. I NEED SOMEONE TO BECOME BARACK OBAMA. IT TURNS OUT THE ANSWER WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME ALL ALONG. DANIEL DAY-LEWIS. [LAUGHTER] HE NAILED IT.>>IT TOOK A WHILE. HELLO, OHIO. I LOVE YOU BACK. LET ME BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT. [LAUGHTER]>>ONCE WE HAD DANIEL TO PLAY OBAMA, WE HAD TO GUESS THE REST OF THE TEAM.>>WORKING WITH A LEGEND MIKE DANIEL IS INTIMIDATING. HE MAKES EVERYONE BETTER. WITHOUT THEM, I NEVER COULD HAVE PLAYED JOE BIDEN. LITERALLY. I AM JOE BIDEN.>>THE HARDEST PART, TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HIS MOTIVATIONS. WHAT MAKES THEM TICK? WHY DOESN’T HE GET MAD? IF I WAS HIM, I GET MAD ALL THE TIME. BUT I AM NOT. I AM DANIEL DAY-LEWIS. [LAUGHTER] [APPLAUSE]>>REMARKABLE TRANSFORMATION. DO I REALLY SUMMIT THAT? — SOUND LIKE THAT? RACHEL MARX ONCE SAID — GROUCHO MARX ONCE SAID, SENATOR CRUISE, THAT IS GROUCHO MARX, NOT CARL. THE OTHER GUY. HE ONCE TOLD AN AUDIENCE, BEFORE I SPEAK COME A I SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO SAY. ALONG THOSE SAME LINES, I WANT TO CLOSE ON A MORE SERIOUS NOTE. THERE HAS BEEN NO SHORTAGE OF NEWS TO COVER OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS. THE SUSPENSE AND VERY HARD DAYS FOR MANY OF OUR CITIZENS. EVEN AS WE GATHER HERE TONIGHT, OUR THOUGHTS ARE NOT FAR FROM THE PEOPLE OF BOSTON AND THE PEOPLE OF WEST, TEXAS AND THE FAMILIES IN THE MIDWEST COPING WITH SOME TERRIBLE FLOODS. WE HAVE HAD SOME DIFFICULT DAYS. BUT EVEN WHEN THE DAYS SEEMED DARKEST, WE HAVE SEEN HUMANITY SHINE AT ITS BRIGHTEST. WE HAVE SEEN FIRST RESPONDERS AND NATIONAL GUARDSMEN WHO DASHED INTO DANGER. LAW-ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO LIVED THEIR OATH, TO SERVE AND PROTECT. AND EVERYDAY AMERICANS OPENING THEIR HOMES AND THEIR HEARTS TO PERFECT STRANGERS. WE ALSO SAW JOURNALIST THAT THEIR BEST. ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT TOOK THEIR TIME TO WAIT UPSTREAM THROUGH THE TORRENT OF DIGITAL RUMORS TO JUST FAMILY DIDN’T VERIFY FACT — VERIFY LEADS AND FACT. IF ANYONE WONDERS WHETHER NEWSPAPERS ARE A THING OF THE PAST, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS PICK UP OR LOG ON TO PAPERS LIKE “THE BOSTON GLOBE YURIKO — “THE BOSTON GLOBE.” [APPLAUSE] WHEN THEIR COMMUNITIES AND THE WIDER WORLD NEEDED THEM MOST, THEY WERE THERE. MAKING SENSE OF THE EVENTS THAT MIGHT, AT FIRST BLUSH, SEEM BEYOND OUR COMPREHENSION. THAT IS WHAT GREAT JOURNALISM IS. THAT IS WHAT GREAT JOURNALIST DO. THAT IS IP WILLIAMS NUDE NICKNAME AROUND THE NBC NEWSROOM IS BIG HAPPY — THAT IS WHY PETE WILLIAMS’ NEW NICKNAME AROUND THE NBC NEWSROOM IS BIG PAPI. I GOT A CHANCE TO MEET MANY OF THE VOLUNTEERS AND POLICE OFFICERS WHO RACED TO HELP WHEN HARDSHIP HIT. I WAS REMINDED, AS I ALWAYS AM WHEN I MEET OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM, WHETHER THEY ARE ABROAD OR HERE BACK HOME, OUR WALTER REED. THEY DON’T DO IT TO BE HONORED. THEY DON’T DO IT TO BE CELEBRATED. THEY DO IT BECAUSE THEY LOVE THEIR FAMILIES AND THEY LOVE THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS AND THEY LOVE THEIR COUNTRY. THESE MEN AND WOMEN SHOULD INSPIRE ALL OF US IN THIS ROOM TO LIVE UP TO THOSE SAME STANDARDS. TO BE WORTHY OF THEIR TRUST. TO DO OUR JOBS WITH THE SAME FIDELITY AND THE SAME INTEGRITY AND THE SAME SENSE OF PURPOSE AND THE SAME LOVE OF COUNTRY. IF WE ARE ONLY FOCUSED ON PROFITS OR RATINGS OR POLLS, THEN WE ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE CYNICISM THAT SO MANY PEOPLE FEEL RIGHT NOW. [APPLAUSE] AND SO THOSE OF US IN THIS ROOM TONIGHT, WE ARE INCREDIBLY LUCKY. THE FACT IS, WE CAN DO BETTER. ALL OF US. THOSE OF US IN PUBLIC OFFICE, THOSE OF US IN THE PRESS, THOSE WHO PRODUCE ENTERTAINMENT FOR OUR KIDS, THOSE WITH POWER, THOSE WITH INFLUENCE, ALL OF US, INCLUDING MYSELF, WE CAN STRIVE TO VALUE THOSE THINGS THAT I SUSPECT LED MOST OF US TO DO THE WORK THAT WE DO IN THE FIRST PLACE. BECAUSE WE BELIEVED IN SOMETHING THAT WAS TRUE. WE BELIEVED IN SERVICE. IN THE IDEA THAT WE CAN HAVE A LASTING, POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE AROUND US. THAT IS OUR OBLIGATION. THAT IS A TASK WE SHOULD GLADLY EMBRACE ON BEHALF OF ALL OF THOSE FOLKS WHO ARE COUNTING ON US. ON BEHALF OF THIS COUNTRY THAT HAS GIVEN US SO MUCH. THANK YOU ALL FOR THE GREAT WORK YOU DO. GOD BLESS YOU ALL, MAY GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. [APPLAUSE]>>THANK EARLIER, BRIDGE

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  1. your fucking goof president6 is a performer for people with powers entertainment. everyone is at jeopordy

  2. Most commenters here think that by typing they can make a change. Seriously, I don't care about your opinion about Obama, but stop commenting here like fucking idiots.

  3. Look past the color you stupid racists..Here is a black-white kid who thought he could change Washington but he failed miserably. Reason why, America, just like any other G7 country is run and controlled by corporations. I wish everybody would wake the fuck up

  4. Obama is a big joke his is the sick person God have mercy on your soul Obama I don't for the life of me see why anyone would want a joke like him for American president how can he stand to see our innocent little babies be killed and taking away from our men and women that fault for our America you are trying your best to kill our country but you need to remember one this g My God is more power Fuller than you ever though of being he defeated the de il

  5. I don't care about his color, what he has for breakfast or even his tax and spend policies.  My number one concern is the whole sale slaughter of unborn babies which he has signed off on.  And guess where most planned parenthood clinics are located?  BLACK neighborhoods. 
    To all the abortion supporters…pick on someone your own size.  In fact, you can try to come through me first.  And spare me the crap about choice.  Choice isn't an argument, it's a statement of fact.  Is the choice good or bad?  But hey, I am all about choices.  How about a quick pop to the middle of the face?  Wow, choices are great.

  6. We got back every dime we used to rescue the banks and auto companies, with interest. 
    I am not spying on American citizens.
    ObamaCare will be good for America 
    You can keep your family doctor.
    Premiums will be lowered by $2500.
    If you like it, you can keep your current healthcare plan
    It's just like shopping at Amazon
    I knew nothing about "Fast and Furious" gunrunning to Mexican drug cartels
    I knew nothing about IRS targeting conservative groups
    I knew nothing about what happened in Benghazi
    I have never met my uncle from Kenya who is in the country illegally and that was arrested and told to leave the country over 20 years ago
    I have never lived with that uncle. (He finally admitted today, (12-05-2013) that he DID know his uncle and that he DID live with him.

    And the biggest one of all:
    "I, Barrack Hussein Obama, pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America."

  7. If Obama gave a shit about black people he would help the people of Zimbabwe
    against the brutal and deadly dictator Robert Mugabe..

  8. when you consider that America will crash and burn because of its failing fiscal policies of print more money that it has. It is no wonder China will become the dominant economic and world leader in the next decade, because now they elect presidents with integrity and commitment, not half arse jokers like this. I thought Bush was a git, but this guy is worse my a country mile

  9. Obama is a Fool a Jerk a Blockhead who lives in some kind of a Dream World where he thinks that there is nothing wrong but for your information there is but this Jerk just won,t believe it this Black man who should never be in the White House has cause so many problems around the World as well as in this country as well for which i blame him for everything he is a Coward who has a yellow line running down his back side i even will tell it right to his Fool face that he should be put behind Bars where he belongs,

  10. Every american should know that this was a great example of what great leadership is about. This guy is under fire from every angle and from a strong die hard unchangeable opponent. But yet he still manage to keep afloat a sinking country with a sense of humour. If america doesn't like him, the only solution to their problem is a Putin style leadership. I write this as a foreigner who has spent a lot of time around the world.

  11. I love these videos. You get to see the president, regardless of which one it is, being not a 'president' but a man. A man with flaws, and willing to acknowledge them and maybe, just maybe, have a bit of fun doing it. Let's not forget the Bush one with the guy impersonating him on the dais at the same time.

  12. Obama is a natural comic. His high schoolmates said that is all they remember about him, he was so funny.

  13. I mean he's cool when he's not bailing out Wall Street bankers, protecting war criminals, starting six new wars, keeping Guantanamo open, keeping marijuana a schedule 1 drug, Jailing journalists and whistleblowers, letting protesters get brutalized by police, giving us Romneycare…

  14. Yes Obama is still great but l am litterally crazy about Conan O'Brian for million reasons nothing To do with his late show, l l feel connected period

  15. From 18:33 onward is an example of why this man is worthy of respect imho.  It was interesting to see everybody stand and applaud at the end which indicates that they feel the same regardless of political views.

  16. I adore you DearSweetPresidentObama 👍👍👍💕💕💕 if you really believe Doctor keep up it good and god bless
    Thankful for sharing

  17. Hard to see these folks laugh, it's 2019 and it's not funny now. Reporters are getting killed and those who speak up die.

  18. Chinese guide need talk to you complaints need Chinese fucking guide talk to New York times talk to FBI New York City a lot bitch none go back China

  19. president Obama i know you daughter talk toyou my working Chinese wangyi gei me a trouble need my help Chinese tour free working?

  20. GCC bus company ms Jane pay driver driver 8weeks driver need check boss need driver going to Chinese house fuck bitch?

  21. Birds of a feather flock together. There's a fine assembly of total imbeciles at that dinner. As there is in this comment section.

  22. This was before the media was identified as fake and an enemy of the people, according to a real live enemy of the people.

  23. I have watched President Obama white house correspondence dinner speeches 100 times already still watching in 2019, I cannot get enough of President Obama, I'm addicted. trump cannot touch President Obama in any capacity except stupidity, dumbness, mentally ill and everything negative.

  24. The orange turd is such a thin skinned coward that is too afraid to participate in such event lol, poor little whining baby Donald 😭

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