Fw: Pool Report 7 CORRECTION

From: Lucas, Fred [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2015 12:45 AM
To: Barnes, Desiree N.; McPhail, Taylor
Subject: Pool Report 7 CORRECTION

A less rushed, and succinct version of final pool report of the night. White House estimates 2,700 in attendance in Hilton ballroom for the 101st White House Correspondents’ Dinner. At about 8:17 p.m. POTUS was introduced, as were members of the WHCA board and Press Secretary Josh Earnest. Then the dinner commenced. The program commenced at 9:44. WHCA President Christi Parsons honored Peter Greste, an Al Jazeera journalist who was previously imprisoned in Egypt and Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian who remains imprisoned in Iran, both for “the crime of practicing journalism." At 10:02, FLOTUS met each WHCA scholarship recipient with a hug. POTUS took the podium at 10:20.. Public remarks, but here are highlights. As always, check against transcript. Talking about his graying appearance, “I look so old, John Boehner has already asked Netanyahu to speak at my funeral.” He adds Michelle hasn’t aged a day. On Michelle Bachman speculating he might bring about the biblical end of days, Obama joked, “That’s a legacy. Lincoln, Washington, they didn’t do that. He joked about most of the Republican candidates for 2016 and said, including: “Jeb Bush identified himself as Hispanic back in 2001. But, I understand, I identified myself as American back in 1961.” “Ted Cruz said denying the existence of climate change makes him like Galileo. That’s not really an apt comparison. Galileo believed the earth revolved around the sun. Ted Cruz believes the earth revolves around Ted Cruz.” He did a funny sketch with Luther the Anger Translator from Key and Peele towards the end. His entire stand up was about 22 minutes. Press was promptly escorted out at 11:08 as soon as Cecily Strong finished her stand up. Motorcade departed Hilton at 11:14 and arrived at the White House at 11:20. Fred Lucas White House Correspondent TheBlaze Mobile: (703) xxx-xxx-xxxx E-Mail: xxx@email.com Twitter: @FredLucasWH

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