Conan O'Brien and President Obama Spare No One at the White House Correspondents' Dinner
Hoping to delight a crowd of A-listers and politicos alike, host Conan O'Brien and President Barack Obama took the stage at the White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 27).
The red-haired talk show host took some jabs at the Prez, sharing, "Like the president, I too, recently got in some hot water by talking about a public official's good looks. It was the time I wouldn't shut up about that stone cold fox, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood."
Along with the politicians and Hollywood elite, Conan didn't spare the press, joking, "If any of you are live-tweeting this event, please use the hashtag '#incapableoflivinginthemoment.'"
When the President got up to speak, he confronted the recent controversy regarding Jay-Z and Beyoncé's trip to Cuba.
Referencing his pal and one of his recent hits, Obama said, "So, yes, maybe I have lost a step. But some things are beyond my control. For example, this whole controversy about Jay-Z going to Cuba – it’s unbelievable. I’ve got 99 problems and now Jay-Z is one."
Making sure to remember the brief host of the "Tonight Show," the President added, "I want to give a shout-out to our headliner, Conan O’Brien. I was just talking to Ed, and I understand that when the Correspondents’ Association was considering Conan for this gig, they were faced with that age-old dilemma: Do you offer it to him now, or wait for five years and then give it to Jimmy Fallon? That was a little harsh. I love Conan." Check out the video from the dinner below.
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