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President Obama’s 8 best lines from the WHCD

It was Barack Obama's last annual White House correspondent's dinner, and the comedic president let the one-liners fly./ Getty Images
It was his last performance as stand-up comedy’s commander in chief, but President Obama did not disappoint in front of the 2,600 guests at the Washington Hilton for his last annual White House correspondent’s dinner, cracking jokes about the upcoming election, his waning days as President, and Donald Trump’s bid for the top job.

Here are his eight best quips.


1. On Trump's foreign policy chops
"They say Donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president, but in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world -Miss Sweden, Miss Argentina, Miss Azerbaijan.”
2. On how Trump could assist his administration
"There's one area where Donald's experience could be invaluable, and that's closing Guantanamo. Because Trump knows a thing or two about running waterfront properties into the ground."
3. On the next President
"Next year someone else will be standing in this spot. And its anyone's guess who she will be.”
4. On his family's desire to finally leave the White House after two terms
"Someone jumped the White House fence last week. But I have to give the Secret Service credit. They found Michelle and brought her back."
5. On his approval ratings
"In my final year, my approval ratings keep going up. The last time I was this high, I was trying to decide on my major.”
6. On what Trump is doing right now
"I am a little hurt he's not here tonight. We had so much fun the last time. And it is surprising -- you have a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras. And he says no. Is this dinner too tacky for The Donald? What could he be possibly doing instead? Eating a Trump Steak? Tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel? What's he doing?”
7. On comparing Michael Bloomberg to Trump
"I see Mike Bloomberg. Mike, a combative, controversial New York billionaire is leading the GOP primary and it's not you. That has to sting a little bit. Although it's not an entirely fair comparison between you and the Donald. After all, Mike was a big city mayor, he knows policy in-depth. And he's actually worth the amount of money that he says he is.”

8. On Bernie Sanders

"We've got the bright new face of the Democratic Party here tonight, Mr. Bernie Sanders! Bernie, you look like a million bucks. Or to put it in terms you'll understand, you look like 37,000 donations of $27 each."
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