People want answers not jokes.
On Saturday (April 30), during the first White House Correspondents dinner in two years, President Joe Biden poked fun at his low approval ratings and GOP slogan “Let’s Go Brandon.”
Stepping onto the stage to give his speech to the more than 2,000 journalists and celebrities who attended the event, Biden gave a “Special thanks to the 42 percent of you that actually applauded.”
He continued, saying, “I’m really excited to be here tonight with the only group of Americans with a lower approval rating than I have.”
He then turned his attention to Republicans, joking that they “seem to support some guy named Brandon,” adding, “He’s having a really good year. And I’m happy for him.”
Biden, who is the oldest U.S. President in history at 79, also joked about his age when he referenced Calvin Coolidge’s Presidency when the first Correspondent’s dinner was held in 1924.
“I’d just been elected to the United States Senate,” Biden joked before describing how he remembered “telling Cal, just be yourself, get up there and speak from the heart.”
However, it was his jokes about former President Donald Trump that solicited the most laughter.
Discussing his predecessor without mentioning his name, Biden acknowledged that his appearance was the first time a President had attended the event in six years.
“It’s understandable,” he said, “We had a horrible plague, followed by two years of COVID,” referring to Trump as the “horrible plague.”