Obama jokes about Hillary emails
By Kyle Balluck
President Obama late Saturday joked about the controversy surrounding former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s use of a private email account during a white-tie dinner in Washington, D.C.
According to a White House pool report, Obama told guests at the Gridiron Club dinner that he was once known as the young, tech-savvy candidate.
But now, “Hillary has a server in her house! I didn’t even know you could have one of those. I am so far behind.”
Vice President Joe Biden was also the target of several jokes.
“Joe rubs my shoulders, too,” the president said. “It’s not bad. It feels pretty good. I don’t let him give me a pedicure, but…”
Obama also took a shot at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, who was among dinner guests ranging from baseball great Hank Aaron to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.
Obama said that Walker “punted on the question of evolution, which I do think is a problem. I absolutely believe in the theory of evolution – when it comes to gay marriage.”
The president also said a letter to Iran’s leaders signed by 47 Republican senators “wasn’t a joke.”
“You don’t diminish your office by taking a selfie. You do it by sending a poorly written letter to Iran. Really. That wasn’t a joke.”
And Obama’s response to New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s (R) comment that he didn’t love America drew big laughs.
“If I did not love America, I wouldn’t have moved here from Kenya,” Obama said.