Although White House Correspondents Dinner host Trevor Noah is used to delivering political comedy every night on “The Daily Show,” President Joe Biden premiered a surprisingly witty comedy during the April 30 event in Washington. DC. Biden poked fun at reporters, Republicans, Rudy Giuliani and even himself, but delivered some of the biggest laughs of his own while grilling Fox News.
“I know there are questions about whether we should meet here tonight, because of COVID,” Biden said. “Well, we are here to show the country that we are overcoming this pandemic. In addition, everyone had to prove that they were fully vaccinated and boosted. So if you’re at home watching this and wondering how to do it, reach out to your favorite Fox News reporter. They are all here, vaccinated and reinforced. All of them.”
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Biden also did another dig, saying, “Fox News, I am so sorry that your preferred candidate lost the last election. To make it up to you, I’m happy to give my chief of staff to all of you so he can tell Sean Hannity what to say every day,” poking fun at Hannity’s text message bromance with Mark Meadows.
Noah also took photos online, saying, “Fun fact: Sean Hannity and Ainsley Earhardt are actually dating now. In fact, I think it’s beautiful to see an office romance at Fox that won’t end in a $20 million deal,” referring to Gretchen Carlson’s $20 million settlement after suing Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes in 2016. Noah ended the prank with one more. hit: “I’m sure wherever Roger Ailes is right now, he’s looking up and smiling.”
The event attracted a mix of politicians, journalists and celebrities, including a spirited appearance by Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Pete Davidson. Drew Barrymore, Martha Stewart and Michael Keaton were also among the eclectic group of guests.
Watch the full event below:
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