The glitz and glamour of the White House Correspondents' Dinner
Last night, President Barack Obama took his final stand before a crowd of Washington reporting VIPs and celebrity guests, delivering whimsy and wit at the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner (WHCD). The American Entertainer-in-Chief left no one out – despite pretending that he might – including himself.
“Eight years ago I was a young man, full of idealism and vigor. And look at me now: I am grey and grizzled, and just counting down the days ‘till my death panel,” Obama said before declaring “Obama out,” and dropping his mic.
The president also took one last opportunity to dish out quips against presidential front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – neither of which was in attendance, though democratic candidate Bernie Sanders showed up.
“Bernie, you look like a million bucks,” Obama said. “Or to put it in terms you understand, you look like 37,000 donations of $27 each.”
Following the dinner, which has this morning seen some controversy, MSNBC hosted its annual WHCD after-party at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. Photographer M. Scott Brauer was there to capture the glitz and glamour that carried on well into the night.