“It is a tremendous honor to be a part of such a historic event even though the president has chosen not to attend this year. SAD! Now more than ever, it is vital that we honor the First Amendment and the freedom of the press,” Hasan said in a statement (via CNN).
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President Obama Takes Jabs at Donald Trump & Other Potential Candidates at White House Correspondents' Dinner (Video)
President Obama waves to the crowd while walking to the microphone for his speech at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 30) in Washington, D.C.
“The Republican establishment is incredulous that he’s the likely nominee. Shocking!” he said. “They say Donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president. But in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world: Ms Sweden, Ms. Argentina, Ms. Azerbaijan.”
Obama also joked, “Alright, that’s probably enough. I’ve got more material. I don’t want to spend too much time on the Donald. Following [the press'] lead, I want to show some restraint. Because I think we can all agree, from the start, he’s got the appropriate amount of coverage befitting his candidacy. I hope you all are proud of yourselves.”
Watch President Obama‘s full WHCD speech below!
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FYI: Rachel is wearing a Giorgio Armani gown, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, and EFFY Jewelry. Gugu is wearing a Lela Rose dress. Wendi is wearing Forevermark Diamonds. Regina is wearing a Kayat gown.
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The 20-year-old model shook hands with the president early on in the night, and she got starstruck for the “first time ever.”
“I know she’s proud,” Kendall said. “She’s all over it.”
“Not happy at all to be headed to the #WHCD with @TheCreativeC @emrata @rosariodawson,” Constance captioned a cute Twitter photo, which you can see below.
— Constance Zimmer (@ConstanceZimmer) April 30, 2016
FYI: Sophia is wearing Michael Kors. Constance is wearing a Gomez-Gracia gown, Bonheur Jewelry ear jackets, and Simon G. Jewelry.
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The 27-year-old actress was joined at the dinner event by 29-year-old actor Darren Criss.
Nina took to Instagram before the event to post a photo of herself getting ready, writing, “Pink lip. So hip.”
FYI: Nina is wearing a Kaufmanfranco gown. Nyle is wearing a Hickey Freeman tuxedo.
Jeff Goldblum & Sela Ward Rep 'Independence Day: Resurgence' at White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016
In case you missed it, check out the latest clip from Independence Day: Resurgence, which hits theaters on June 24!
FYI: Tracee is carrying an Emm Kuo clutch.
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