U.S. President Barack Obama used his speech at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner to introduce the attitude he plans to adopt for the remainder of his term and to roast political rivals, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“I am determined to make the most of every moment I have left,” Obama said Saturday at the annual dinner that raises funds for scholarships for budding journalists.
“After the midterm elections, my advisors asked me ‘Mr. President, do you have a bucket list?’ And I said, ‘Well, I have something that rhymes with bucket list.'”
Obama said that he still has tasks on hand, including issuing veto threats and negotiating with Iran. “All while finding time to pray five times a day,” he quipped, “Which is strenuous.”
“And it is no wonder that that people keep pointing out how the presidency has aged me,” Obama continued. “I look so old John Boehner’s already invited Benjamin Netanyahu to speak at my funeral.”