Biggest Takeaways From Biden’s Correspondents Dinner

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On Saturday, the White House Correspondents Association’s Dinner, headlined by President Biden and hosted by comedian Roy Wood, Jr., allowed the space from lighthearted relief when looking at some of Washington’s most pressing issues. During the dinner, both Biden, Wood, and members of the national political press had some noteworthy interactions and moments that provided comedic relief. Some of the top highlights from the dinner included:

  1. Biden’s jokes and comments about Fox News

During the dinner, which was hosted for the second time since he was sworn into office, joked that he believes in “the First Amendment, not just because my good friend Jimmy Madison wrote it.” He then proceeded to make another joke about Don Lemon, who was recently fired from CNN for commenting that a woman was past her “prime.”

Biden stated, “You call me old, I call it being seasoned. You say I’m ancient, I say I’m wise. You say I’m over the hill, Don Lemon would say that’s a man in his prime.”

Biden’s jokes were not all self-deprecating, some of them targeted others. When speaking about Fox News he stated that last year Fox News reporters had attended because they were vaccinated, but this year they attended because “they couldn’t say no to a free meal” following the $787 million settlement with Dominion voting systems.

  1. Wood’s jokes and criticisms of the media industry

Wood, a correspondent for “The Daily Show,” joked that Biden had left classified documents on the podium following his remarks. He then commented on the recent exits of Lemon from CNN and Tucker Carlson from Fox News. As he stated they needed to get Tucker “back on the air, Mr. President, because right now there are millions of Americans that don’t even know why they hate you.”

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