Wrap-up: Being President – a job that requires a large funny bone

Did you miss last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner?

White House Correspondents Dinner: President and Mrs. Obama with Conan O'Brien

White House Correspondents Dinner: President and Mrs. Obama with Conan O’Brien

In terms of a little background, the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) is an group of journalists who cover the U.S. President and the White House. According to WHCA, the organisation was founded in 1914 by journalists in response to a rumour that a Congressional committee would select which journalists could attend press conferences of President Woodrow Wilson. In 1920, the WHCA began its annual dinner which has become a Washington, D.C. tradition and is usually attended by the President and Vice President.

For this week’s wrap-up, we’ll let President Obama speak for himself. His funny bone was on full display; no matter what side of the aisle one sits upon, most could agree that being president is a tough — and often thankless — job. Having a sense of humour should be a job requirement.

Enjoy the clip; the POTUS managed to slip in quite a few zingers. Did you pay attention, Congress?

 

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