In the News: Donald Trump Butt of Obama's Jokes; President Announces Osama Bin Laden Is Dead - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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  • President Obama Jokes on Donald Trump at White House Correspondents Dinner

It was clear the joke was on Donald Trump at the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner on Saturday. Nearly 48-hours after President Barack Obama released his long-form birth certificate–a move made to silence “birther” movement enthusiasts–he shot back with an amusing sketch for ‘The Donald.’

Before even stepping to the podium, Obama set the scene with a light-hearted, yet strong-message. The President walked out to ‘Real American,’ the theme song of wrestler Hulk Hogan, along with a video of his birth certificate against an American flag backdrop.

During his speech, Obama placed the spotlight on a grim-faced Trump.

“I know he’s taken some flack lately,” Obama said, “but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate issue to rest than Donald, and that’s because he can get back to the issues that matter, like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?”

  • Osama Bin Laden Dead at 54

Sunday night programming came to a halt as the nation’s commander-in-chief announced the death of the world’s most highly-sought after terrorist, Osama bin Laden. President Obama declared after almost a decade of evading military officials, the the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks was brought to justice.

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