White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Obama’s 10 best lines

— President Barack Obama appeared at his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night, taking aim at everything from the media to the Republican Party to Donald Trump. Not even the Democrats vying to succeed him, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, were spared.

Here’s a look at his most memorable lines:

On life after the White House

“If this material works well, I’m gonna use it at Goldman Sachs next year. Earn me some serious Tubmans.”

On being late

“I do apologize, I know I was a little late tonight. I was running on CPT — which stands for jokes that white people should not make.”

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner jabs 2016 election

President Obama and comedian Larry Wilmore took on the 2016 election in their jokes at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

On who will be the next president

“Next year at this time, someone else will be standing here in this very spot. And it’s anyone’s guess who she will be.”

On Bernie Sanders

“We’ve got the bright new face of the Democratic Party here tonight, Mr. Bernie Sanders! Bernie, you look like a million bucks. Or to put it in terms you’ll understand, you look like 37,000 donations of $27 each.”

On Sanders distancing himself from Obama

“I am a little hurt that you’re distancing yourself from me, Bernie. That’s not something you do to your comrade.”

On his approval ratings

“In my final year, my approval ratings keep going up. The last time I was this high, I was trying to decide on my major.”

On how Trump could assist his administration

“There’s one area where Donald’s experience could be invaluable, and that’s closing Guantanamo. Because Trump knows a thing or two about running waterfront properties into the ground.”

On what Trump is doing right now

“I am a little hurt he’s not here tonight. We had so much fun the last time. And it is surprising — you have a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras. And he says no. Is this dinner too tacky for The Donald? What could he be possibly doing instead? Eating a Trump Steak? Tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel? What’s he doing?”

On Trump’s foreign policy chops

“They say Donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president, but in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world — Miss Sweden, Miss Argentina, Miss Azerbaijan.”

On comparing Michael Bloomberg to Trump

“I see Mike Bloomberg. Mike, a combative, controversial New York billionaire is leading the GOP primary and it’s not you. That has to sting a little bit. Although it’s not an entirely fair comparison between you and the Donald. After all, Mike was a big city mayor, he knows policy in-depth. And he’s actually worth the amount of money that he says he is.”

Black religious leaders: No Trump endorsement

— Several black pastors invited to meet with Donald Trump on Monday have denied reports that they had plans to endorse the presidential candidate at the event.

And Trump’s presidential campaign has canceled a press conference with Trump and those religious leaders.

Bishop Clarence McClendon, a Los Angeles-based pastor who like Trump has appeared on reality television, was invited to the meeting but will not attend.

“The meeting was presented not as a meeting to endorse but a meeting to engage in dialogue,” he said Friday on Facebook.

“The Preachers of L.A.” star said he will not make up his mind to endorse until January 2016.

Bishop Corletta Vaughn, Senior Pastor of The Holy Ghost Cathedral and a star of the Oxygen reality series “Preachers of Detroit,” said she was invited to the meeting but will not attend nor endorse Trump.

“Trump is an insult and embarrassment. But he represents the country we have become,” she said Wednesday on Facebook. “ZERO experience … Flaunting a ticket of unbridled bigotry, sexism, racism and everything that is wrong with America.”

The meeting was described by the campaign in a press release as, “a coalition of 100 African American Evangelical pastors and religious leaders who will endorse the GOP frontrunner after a private meeting at Trump Tower.”

Trump’s campaign on Sunday canceled its plans for a press conference, initially billed as one at which Trump would be joined by those religious leaders.

“On Monday, Mr. Trump will host an informational meet and greet with many members of the Coalition of African American Ministers. This is not a press event, but a private meeting, after which, a number of attendees are expected to endorse Mr. Trump’s campaign for President,” Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said Sunday.

Bishop Paul S. Morton tweeted Friday that he refused to meet with Trump, calling the candidate disrespectful.

“I was asked 2 meet with Mr Trump too but I refused because until he learns how to respect people you can’t represent me thru my endorsement,” the founder of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship tweeted.

The announcement has been met with criticism from some black pastors given that it came days after a Black Lives Matter activist was physically assaulted at a Trump rally.

In an op-ed in EBONY magazine published Friday, pastors, seminary professors and Christian activists critical of Trump asked the group backing the candidate to consider the impact that endorsing him could have on their congregations.

“By siding with a presidential candidate whose rhetoric pathologizes Black people, what message are you sending to the world about the Black lives in and outside of your congregations? Which Black lives do you claim to be liberating,” the leaders wrote.

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