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President Barack Obama drops jokes, the mic at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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Posted at 4:42 PM, May 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-01 18:49:37-04

From cracks about his age to a reference to Game of Thrones’ Red Wedding, President Barack Obama had a smorgasbord of jokes to unleash at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

His jests included a comment about his recent approval ratings, with the president saying, “The last time I was this high, I was trying to decide on my major.”

He also took a shot at Dick Cheney, thanking current Vice President Joe Biden for always giving it to him straight and not “shooting anybody in the face”–an apparent reference to a hunting accident involving the previous VP.

See the video above for C-Span footage of Obama’s speech, which ended with an actual mic-drop that received an outpouring of applause.