The Mic Drop Seen Around The World: President Obama Ends Final WHCD With Epic Gesture
President Barack Obama turned up his charismatic persona a hundred notches when he took center stage at his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday evening (Apr. 30).
The leader of the free world probably had more viewers laughing at his jokes rather than crying at the fact that the First Family is slowly on their way out the White House. Despite the latter statement, spectators at home and within the venue L-O-L’ed at Obama’s witty one-liners and jabs at present journalists to current presidential hopefuls.
On Donald Trump, Obama said regardless of the Republican’s lack of foreign policy knowledge, he might prevail in this particular situation. “There’s one area where Trump’s experience could be invaluable … closing down Guantanamo,” he said. “Trump knows a thing or two about running waterfront properties into the ground.”
Obama later praised his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama and how she still looks like a fountain of youth since they took office. “Meanwhile, Michelle has not aged a day. The only way you can date her in photos is by looking at me. Take a look. Here we are in 2008. Here we are a few years later. And this one is from two weeks ago.”
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 1, 2016
The president also aimed his humorous comments in Kendall Jenner’s direction, stating, “We had the chance to meet her backstage and she seems like a very nice woman. I’m not sure what she does, but I’m told my Twitter mentions are about to go through the roof.”
“Kendall Jenner is also here…I’m not really sure what she does.” Obama savage level 100 pic.twitter.com/uWLyS0kEnh
— The Lounge (@TheLoungeSite) May 1, 2016
But it was his epic conclusion that had everyone in a celebratory frenzy. At the end of his reminiscent speech, Obama closed, “With that I just have two more words to say: Obama out,” proceeding to drop the mic in the most composed way possible.
“Obama out.” pic.twitter.com/g93dLjYRXj
— Vox (@voxdotcom) May 1, 2016
The Nightly Show host Larry WIlmore, who served as the MC for the evening, also took the podium and went viral for his own comments. In Obama’s direction, Wilmore said, “Yo Barry, you did it my ni**a!”
Watch the entire comical speeches below.