Trevor Noah Roasts President Biden To His Face During White House Correspondents’ Dinner.. South African comedian Trevor Noah roasted United States President Joe Biden to his face last night as he headlined the White House Correspondent Dinner.
The Daily Show host made history as he became the first African to host the annual dinner where the media takes potshots and roast the rich and powerful in America.
And Trevor did not disappoint as he spared no one in a no-holds-barred set. The comedian went after everyone, including President Joe Biden, Democrats, Republicans, cable news channels and their high profile news anchors.
At one time, the crowd at the Washington Hilton gasped after Trevor Noah roasted President Joe Biden over his failure to fulfil his promises.
Here are some of Trevor Noah’s jokes directed at President Biden and his family as quoted by the Washington Post.
“I was a little confused about: Why me? But then I was told you get your highest approval ratings with a biracial African guy standing next to you.”
“Interesting fact: Even as first lady, Dr. Biden continued her teaching career, the first time a presidential spouse has ever done so. Congratulations. You might think it’s because she loves teaching so much, but it’s actually because she’s still paying off her student debt. I’m sorry about that, Jill. Guess you should’ve voted for Bernie.”
“As you all know, President Biden’s lack of a filter does get him into hot water sometimes. Last month, he caused a huge international scandal saying that Vladimir Putin should be removed from power. It was very, very upsetting to Russia. Until someone explained to them that none of the stuff Biden wants actually gets done.”
“Think of all the journalists whose careers have been hurt by the Biden presidency. People like Daniel Dale. He used to be CNN’s fact-checker on TV every day but now there’s barely anything to check. Same for Glenn Kessler at The Washington Post. On the way here, I saw him offering four Pinocchios for a dollar. Mr. President, that’s on you. What about Maggie Haberman? For four years, it was exclusives. … Now look at her. She spends all day fighting with random people on Twitter like a common political reporter.”
“This is the golden era of conspiracy theories, whether it’s the right-wing believing Trump can still win the 2020 election, or the left believing Joe Biden can still win the 2024 election.”
As he concluded his speech, Trevor Noah challenged the media to use their power for good.
“In America, you have the right to seek the truth and speak the truth, even if it makes people in power uncomfortable,” Noah said. “Even if it makes viewers or readers uncomfortable. You understand how amazing that is? I stood here tonight, and I made fun of the president of the United States, and I’m going to be fine.”
Turning to Biden, he asked, “I’m going to be fine, right?”
However, he could not resist taking another potshot at President Joe Biden.
“Thank you so much for having me. I appreciate you. Please be careful leaving tonight. We all know this administration doesn’t handle evacuations well.”
You can watch the White House Correspondents’ Dinner below: