Biden points out that Fox News reporters at White House Correspondents Dinner ...
On Saturday night, Joe Biden hosted the White House Correspondents Dinner and the president took the opportunity to take a pop at Fox News and their reporting on the Covid-19 vaccination.
It's not much of a secret that Fox and the Biden administration don't see eye to eye and their White House reporter Peter Doocy often clashes with White House press secretary Jen Psaki over vaccine requirements.
Speaking at Saturday's event, Biden championed the power of the vaccine and also appeared to take a sly dig at Fox News faces who were in the room during his speech as he pointed out that they had to be vaccinated in order to be there.
The president said: "We're here to show the country that we are getting through this pandemic. Plus, everyone had to prove that they are fully vaccinated and boosted. So if you're at home watching this and you're wondering how to do that just contact your favourite Fox News reporter. They're all here. Vaccinated and boosted. All of them."
That cut to Peter Doocy... \n\n\u201cEveryone had to prove they were fully vaccinated and boosted. So if you are at home watching this and you wonder how to do that, just contact your favorite Fox News reporter. They\u2019re all here, vaccinated and boosted, all of them.\u201dpic.twitter.com/kA56YzjiVU
That wasn't Doocy's only involvement on the evening. He also appeared in a sketch where James Corden attempted to Psaki's job with predictably bad results.
\u2018I\u2019m a British talk show host who lives in Los Angeles. So, who better than I to come down here to the White House and see if I can get a job\u2019 \u2014 Watch \u2018The Late Late Show\u2019 host James Corden\u2019s full sketch at the start of the White House Correspondents' Association Dinnerpic.twitter.com/ahpLsYvPqI
Elsewhere in his speech, Biden mocked Donald Trump by saying: "‘We had a horrible plague followed by two years of Covid." This was the first White House correspondent's dinner since 2019. The event is famous for its use of comedy with the sitting president often getting roasted by comedians.
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