At his final correspondent’s dinner at the White House, President Barack Obama roasted Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Trump, and even innocent Kendall Jenner. The president felt no remorse about his jokes and kept the audience on their toes as he let lose with some witty humor. But his reference to being high in college might make Obama the most real G of them all.
In response to his high approval rating, President Obama with a smile stated, “In my final year, my approval rates keep going up. The last time I was this high, I was trying to decide on my major.”
This joke is a reference to the controversy that surrounds a joint clad Barack Obama picture. But, the best part is, Obama wasn’t like some stuffy old politician. Nah, this dude never tried to hide his pot days.
In his 1995 book and memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” Barack Obama states that his smoking days started in high school, “in a white classmate’s sparkling new van.”
Even Obama had an OG squad. “The Choom Gang,” was a group of high school kids that were known for their recreational marijuana use, which included Obama. His signature move was the roof hit where Obama would suck up the last bit of smoke off the ceiling after a good hot box in the car. YOUNG SAVAGE OBAMA!
The dinner also featured Obama’s weed jokes being directed at Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders.
The president stated, “Apparently some folks want to see a pot-smoking socialist in the White House. We could get a third Obama term after all. It could happen.”
These shots fired weren’t even about Bernie himself, but about the administration of Obama. The Sander’s administration has even replied to the comments stating that the comments about the politician weren’t correct.
Sanders says he only smoked cannabis twice, “it didn’t quite work for me. Because I coughed a lot, I didn’t know.”
However, even though these comments were jokes, they open up the debate for Sanders views on legalization. Currently, Sanders backs decriminalization but wants to take a closer look before completely legalizing the plant.
“I want to take a look at how that’s going before I make a final opinion.” However, even though this isn’t a definite yes, Sanders might just be the pot smoking socialist that will help legalization.
All we can say is that the speech was hands down some of the best comedy out in 2016. Yas Barack simply was!