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Obama makes fun of Prince George's bathrobe greeting

Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 00:37

Barack Obama pokes fun at Britain's Prince George who greeted him in a bathrobe during his visit, during the President's final White House Correspondents' Dinner. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama drew big laughs in his last appearance at the annual White House Correspondents' dinner on Saturday (April 30). He joked that his departure from the White House was met with little formality overseas. "Even some foreign leaders, they've been looking ahead, anticipating my departure. Last week, Prince George showed up to our meeting in his bathrobe. That was a slap in the face. A clear breach of protocol," he said. The black-tie event, which Obama has previously joked is "a night when Washington celebrates itself," brings together journalists and media moguls with Hollywood stars and power brokers from Capitol Hill and beyond. Vice President Joe Biden and International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde were among the politicos mingling with celebrities, including actress Emma Watson of "Harry Potter" fame and singer Gladys Knight. The dinner, a long-standing tradition, has morphed from a relatively low-key gathering of journalists and their sources into a glamorous red-carpet affair. It has drawn criticism from some who feel that partying with sources is not conducive to hard-hitting journalism.

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Obama makes fun of Prince George's bathrobe greeting

Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 00:37