Our Top Picks: President Obama’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner Jokes, 2009–2015

President Obama delivered his final punchlines at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Watch it:

And take a look back at some of the President’s top jabs over the last seven years.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., May 9, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

2009

In the next hundred days, our bipartisan outreach will be so successful that even John Boehner will consider becoming a Democrat. After all, we have a lot in common. He is a person of color. Although not a color that appears in the natural world. What’s up, John?

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., May 1, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

2010

You might have heard we passed a health care bill and — (applause.) Is that Roger Ailes applauding out there? (Laughter.) Some Republicans have suggested that the bill contains a few secret provisions. That’s ridiculous. There aren’t a few secret provisions in the health care plan — there are, like, hundreds.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., April 30, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

2011

Michele Bachmann is here, though, I understand, and she is thinking about running for President, which is weird because I hear she was born in Canada. (Laughter.) Yes, Michele, this is how it starts. (Laughter.) Just letting you know. (Laughter and applause.)

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., April 28, 2012. Ed Henry, FOX, seated right. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

2012

Now, if I do win a second term as President, let me just say something to all the — (applause) — let me just say something to all my conspiracy-oriented friends on the right who think I’m planning to unleash some secret agenda: You’re absolutely right. (Laughter.) So allow me to close with a quick preview of the secret agenda you can expect in a second Obama administration.

In my first term, I sang Al Green; in my second term, I’m going with Young Jeezy. (Laughter.)

MRS. OBAMA: Yeah.

THE PRESIDENT: Michelle said, yeah. (Laughter.) I sing that to her sometimes. (Laughter.)

In my first term, we ended the war in Iraq; in my second term, I will win the war on Christmas. (Laughter.) In my first term, we repealed the policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — (applause) — wait, though; in my second term, we will replace it with a policy known as, it’s raining men. (Laughter.) In my first term, we passed health care reform; in my second term, I guess I’ll pass it again. (Applause.)

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

2013

I know Republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012, but one thing they all agree on is they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities. And look, call me self-centered, but I can think of one minority they could start with. (Laughter.) Hello? Think of me as a trial run, you know? (Laughter.) See how it goes. (Laughter.)

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., May 3, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

2014

Of course, now that it’s 2014, Washington is obsessed on the midterms. Folks are saying that with my sagging poll numbers, my fellow Democrats don’t really want me campaigning with them. And I don’t think that’s true — although I did notice the other day that Sasha needed a speaker at career day, and she invited Bill Clinton. (Laughter.) I was a little hurt by that. (Laughter.)

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks with the help of comedic actor Keegan-Michael Key during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., April 25, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

2015

Now, look, it is true I have not managed to make everybody happy. Six years into my presidency, some people still say I’m arrogant and aloof, condescending. Some people are so dumb.

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