Skip to comments.2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (CSPAN TV&online) Replay now! *Live Thread*
Posted on 04/30/2011 5:24:12 PM PDT by STARWISE
Obama and Seth Meyers headline
Politics and Hollywood collide again at tonight's annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. The event has evolved into a star-studded affair as celebrities descend upon Washington, joining journalists and President Obama.
This year's comedian headliner, Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers, is charged with the task of poking fun at the President and Washington politics.
Each year, the President uses the occasion to show a more humorous side as well, making fun of himself and the people who cover him.
The purpose of the annual dinner is to raise money for WHCA scholarships and honor the professional recipients of the WHCA's journalism awards," according to the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) website.
C‑SPAN begins tonights live coverage with the red carpet arrivals at 6:45pm EST. See complete coverage at C‑SPAN's White House Correspondents' Dinner webpage.
LIVE COVERAGE ONLINE NOW (mingling now)
Full program expected to start at approximately 9:45pm ET
Only one line has seemed funny to me. The blond jokre about Fox News.
Well, he’s going after the conservatives now.
That was a good one: Obama makes the Kool Aid, and everyone at MSNBC drinks it !
Ba da bing!
Looked to me like Obama threw done the gauntlet on the BC issue and others as well....
The GOP field of candidates looks like Dancing With the Stars?
This alleged comedian is the pits. Too bad Sam Kinison is dead
He’s just being cruel now to Trump.
Whoaaaaa .... NO .. not smiling nor happy AT ALL.
OMgosh! Did you all just see Seth hit Trump about running? He’s hitting again!~!!
Hes just being cruel now to Trump.>>>>>>>
Fine by me. Gives Trump more incentive to run
This is getting ridiculous. Very, very nasty.
Trump isn’t smiling. This is just dumb. And lots and lots of white people. LOL
“Tim Pawlenty makes Al Gore look like RuPaul.”
“Donald Trump syas he is running for President as a Republican. We thought that he was running as a joke.”
“It is ironic that Trump is on FOX. The fox is on his head.”
Now Seth making statements about the birth certificate, weaving in “jokes”.
Seth is definitely on Trump’s short list now.
I wish we would avoid talking about people for their looks here- this is not DUHmmieland
And I may be in the minority bere but I think she looks incredibly hot with that haircut tonight
I thought this was supposed to be a roast of the President????
I’m sure they were licking their chops when they saw Trump on the guest list.
Seth is roasting Donald. Trump is not laughing. I expected a joke or two about Trump, but he went on and on and the jokes weren’t funny they were mean-spirited.
Wow ... he’s nasty on Trump ... and they’re both on NBC. Trump looks to be fuming silently, grinding his teeth, and keeping score.
OMgosh! Did you all just see Seth hit Trump about running? Hes hitting again!~!!>>>>>>>>>>
If Trump runs he’ll get the last laugh. These people are smug empty heads. No recession in Washington DC because they rip-off the provinces
Trump is going to use his verbal oozie on Monday. Unbelievable.
I love the steely gaze from Trump..should be some good sound-bites this week.
That’s not allowed. We are in the Peoples Republic of North Amerika now.
I agree. I wish Trump would have laughed at the jokes because now he’s gonna be all over the news even more.
None of his 2012 GOP hopeful jokes were funny. And didn’t get a lot of laughs.
I am recording it now.... this has gone beyond the pale. This is a campaign commercial by media for Obie. Roasting of Trump and all contenders against the ONE. If ANYONE believes the media is NOT a propaganda tool for Obama they are delusional..
The racist remarks were not funny and Trump is steaming.
Seth the Mess now talking about Obama.
“What can I say about Joe Biden that hasn;t already been mis-said by Joe Biden.”
“If Joe Biden attended the Royal Wedding: Wedding Crashers 2.”
“Joe Biden: I’d like 2 Amtrak tickets to London.”
Disclaimer: not actual transcript of comments. Abridged because I can’t type all of the words fast enough.
No wonder SNL hasn’t been funny for ages. This guy has been the head writer the past 5 years or so.
I agree getting into Obama’s face does not make you a conservative- but I would take ANYONE over Obamnbi now, and Trump is the ONLY one with the balls to confront him
That being said, I think it will be Palin/Bachman 2012 and they will kick O’s butt all over the place, and Trump will be gracious and an active supoort
I am not sure if he thinks he can win- but i think he is smart enough to help defeat obama if he does not
When you watch old Bob Hope monologues, and the Dean Martin roasts, you see real humor.
Not this crap.
Well if it would have been one or two jokes and not so mean-spirited maybe Trump would have laughed. But this was the White House Correspondents Dinner not a Donald Trump roast.
It's also telling that Obama can't make jokes about himself. This compounds the fact that he just isn't a very funny person. Bush, OTOH, was a riot and almost all of his jokes were either about himself, or his administration. Obama used the night as a platform to launch political weapons at his enemies. Again, probably not surprisingly.
I hear ya. They are great at vetting Trump’s draft record. Too bad they didn’t bother to do any vetting of Obama....
mamas got a brand new wig
mamas got a brand new wig
I agree. He and 0 both spent way too much time on Trump and it was so cruel. Not funny at all.
Absolutely. This was horrible but SO obvious. I feel so bad for Melania...did you see her just walk out with Donald?
So, what a bunch of racists. There were no black faces to be seen in the crowd. Guess Juan crash dummy Williams is the token black.
I tuned in only to see this Meyers twerp. The jokes about the networks were okay, but the personal attacks...yes, personal...on Trump were absolutely vicious. I wonder if the flammable tie joke could open Seth Meyers up to a lawsuit? He actually slandered a product (and Macy’s).
“...Trump is steaming”
as well he should be. That was more an attack on Trump (and incidentally Republicans) and fawning over Obama (Michelle looked pretty? Who was he kidding? Her?)
I knew I didn’t want to click on this tread. Gave up watching the WH Correspondents Dinner when they had Steven Colbert, who spent his whole time attacking Bush. How redundant1 Isn’t that what the WH press corps was for in those days?
Tonight was a huge win for Trump. Huge.
I agree...very very partisan. And nasty to the GOP. We need to get some serious candidates but FAST!
It is good Trump was pissed. He took names and is not the type to forget. I think Trump may have a pressor on Monday.
Compared to Wanda Syzkes this guy is a pussycat.
Except for the scholarship winners.....
Did I actually hear an abortion joke from Meyers?
You’re exactly right. Obama’s jokes didn’t get many, if any, laughs. No surprise as they weren’t funny.
Wanda is crude. This guy is a tool for the Dem political machine. There’s a huge difference.
trump was the joke of the night—