The Root’s ‘Nerd Prom’ Highlights

Via Twitter, our favorite jokes and celebrity run-ins from the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Managing editor Sheryl Salomon and Kerry Washington (The Root)
Managing editor Sheryl Salomon and Kerry Washington (The Root)

(The Root) — At this year’s annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama’s speech poked fun at Congress, Fox News and the GOP’s minority-outreach efforts. But some of the biggest laughs came when he joked about himself and the stubborn negative perceptions of him that some Americans still hang onto. Entering to DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win” and feigning nervousness when he later made a “second rap reference,” Obama suggested re-election would let him return to his previous image as a “strapping young Socialist.” Plus, he made reference to his “Buzzfeed” college days, and the “Oprah money” that political opponents spent on negative ads against him.

If you missed it, here, via Twitter, are the highlights of the public portion of the evening. Plus, a glimpse of what our staff was up to (including run-ins with Kerry Washington and the one and only MC Hammer):