President Joe Biden and comedian Roy Wood Jr. poked fun at Trump's hush money case, Dominion Voting Systems defamation suit against Fox News, recent cable news firing and more at the 2023 White House correspondents' dinner.Those are some of the best jokes and zingers of the night, but not all of them. I'm sharing both Biden's and Wood's complete remarks to see and hear every one of the jokes in context, beginning with Biden's 2023 White House correspondents’ dinner speech from The Washington Post.
President Biden's speech at the 2023 White House correspondents’ dinner tackled free speech, the 2024 election, and his GOP opponents.I commented that I found the late night talk show host's segments on Biden's announcement that he was running for re-election underwhelming, so I wrote Amendment introduced to 'clarify' Florida's 'resign to run' law instead. This was the kind of comedy material I was looking for! Also, his mentioning the movie "Till" made this entry worthy of being the Sunday entertainment feature. He and his speechwriters cleverly connected "Till" to the Black press and to Roy Wood Sr., serving as a segue to Watch Roy Wood Jr.’s full set from 2023 White House correspondents’ dinner, which NBC News uploaded.
Comedian Roy Wood Jr. joked about President Biden's and former President Trump’s classified documents cases and poked fun at CRT, Fox News-Dominion settlement and more as he headlined the 2023 White House correspondents' dinner.After all the jokes about Tucker Carlson leaving Fox News, the Fox-Dominion settlement, Justice Thomas's unreported vacations, and Trump's arraignment — it's been a busy news month — Wood talking about his parents came as quite a mood change, but an appropriate one for a dinner recognizing journalists. I learned a lot about Wood's family and it's always a good day when I learn something new.
That's it for April's blogging. Stay tuned for a happy drum corps May Day.