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At a journalists' dinner, President Biden slams Trump and even makes a funny coup joke.

 




During a speech at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday evening, President Joe Biden criticized his predecessor.


"This is the first time the president has attended this dinner in six years," Biden said. "It's understandable, we've had a terrible epidemic, followed by two years of Covid."


"Just imagine, if my predecessor came to this dinner this year, it would now be a real coup if that happened," he said.


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  2. "A little hard, right?" Biden said with a smile.
  3. Trevor Noah hosted the annual ceremony, dubbed the "prom" by many.



Trump was present at the 2011 event, hosted by Seth Meyers, who noted that "Trump said he was running as a Republican candidate. This is surprising. I just assumed he was running as a joke. "


Biden will follow Trevor Noah, who will end his remarks with praise for "excellent journalism and good satire." The Daily Show presenter has the unenviable task of roasting President Barack Obama in front of First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, as well as many of his top global bosses, peers, colleagues and cabinet members.


"I'm thrilled when someone calls anything new," Biden said, recalling how he was charmed when Noah called him "America's new father" after the 2020 election.


Tonight, at his first White House correspondents dinner since taking office. and as the first president of the United States to attend since Barack Obama's song in 2016Biden had to tread carefully in his remarks.


 A president who was pleasing to the masses had to make sure that some laughs were made while seemingly indifferent to the economic hardships faced by many Americans and the bloodshed resulting from Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine while working on his speech with his staff and some outside talent.


In this context, especially in light of the Covid risks of the WHCD caucus, Biden took a live shot of the media source he was most critical of because of his hypocrisy. POTUS stated, "Everyone had to prove their full vaccination and show them off," POTUS said. "So, if you're at home watching this, wondering how to do it, just contact your favorite Fox News reporter, they're all here, and they've been vaccinated and boasted, all of them."


Biden's loud laugh and applause came in the evening with that last remark.


"Fox News, I'm really sorry for losing your candidate in the last election," the president continued to tell Robert Murdoch-owned cable news reporter. Referring to Mark Meadows' public friendship with the Fox News presenter, Biden commented.


Of course, there were fears that Biden would skip the event and deliver remarks via video. The spectre of 80 Beltway heavyweights who tested positive for Covid-19 after the Gridiron dinner earlier this month has remained for 79 years of the leader attending tonight's White House correspondents' dinner. With Vice President Kamala Harris testing positive earlier this week and White House scientific adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci's decision not to attend this year due to fears of another super distributor in D.C., no one can blame Biden for not attending.