President Obama turns Bachmann jab into joke at White House correspondents' dinner - Bring Me The News

President Obama turns Bachmann jab into joke at White House correspondents' dinner


President Barack Obama got to poke fun at some of his loudest critics during the White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday night, including former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.

The annual dinner recognizes Washington journalists for their work over the past year, and it's tradition for the president to go before attendees and test out some of his best jokes.

In his speech, he turned a jab from the former Minnesota congresswoman into a positive review of his time in office.

"Just this week Michele Bachmann actually predicted that I would bring about the biblical end of days. Now, that's a legacy," he said. "That's big. I mean, Lincoln, Washington, they didn't do that."

The president was referencing remarks Bachmann made last week when she said his policies on Iran's nuclear program and marriage equality would lead to the end of times, the Huffington Post reported.

The joke was good enough to make NPR's list of eight jokes that stood out from Obama's speech.

Watch it below – the Bachmann comment comes at the six minute mark.

Cecily Strong from NBC's "Saturday Night Live" was the entertainer at the dinner. Watch her bit below.

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