the WHITE HOUSEPresident Barack Obama

Search form

Watch: President Obama at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

In his speech, the President poked fun at himself and the coverage he has received from the reporters who were in the audience
President Barack Obama attends the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Barack Obama attends the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., April 28, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

On Saturday night, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the White House Correspondent's Dinner, which was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The annual event, which has been held since 1920, honors the work of the journalists who report on the Administration and the dinner raises money that is used to grant scholarships to journalism students. The dinner is one of Washington, DC's most anticipated social events of the year, and the President's speech, which pokes fun at himself and the coverage he has received from the reporters in attendance, is the evening's highlight. You can watch President Obama's full speech below: