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Obama embraces retirement in spoof video

Monday, May 02, 2016 - 01:49

U.S. President Barack Obama tries to get a driver's license and turns to former Speaker of the House John Boehner for advice about retirement, in a video spoof at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: At the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday (April 30) poked fun at himself in a video spoof about his retirement. During the pre-produced video, Obama attempts to obtain a D.C. driver's license and is required to produce a birth certificate. It was a reference to opponents, including current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who alleged that the U.S. leader was not born in the U.S. and was ineligible to be president. Obama then turns to former Speaker of the House John Boehner, a Republican who was often on the opposite side of the political fence, for advice. Boehner joins him in the White House movie room and attempts to shine a positive light on retirement and tempts Obama to smoke a cigarette, a reference to rumors that the president smoked in secret. The video closes with the two walking the White House halls, red wine in Boehner's hand, seemingly embracing the future together.

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Obama embraces retirement in spoof video

Monday, May 02, 2016 - 01:49