Watch: Obama Gets ‘Anger Translator’ at Media Dinner in Washington

President Obama ribbed some of his loudest critics in the Washington Correspondents’ Dinner.

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President Barack Obama gestures as he delivers remarks during the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (Photo: AP)

The race for a new American President provided Barack Obama plenty of material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself.

“It’s amazing how time flies,” Obama told those attending the annual dinner for the White House Correspondents’ Association on Saturday night. “Soon, the first presidential contest will take place, and I for one cannot wait to see who the Koch brothers pick. It’s exciting.”

Obama added: “Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker ... who will finally get that red rose?”

On the Democratic side, Obama observed that Hillary Rodham Clinton kicked things off by going unrecognized to Chipotle. Meanwhile, he said, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley went completely unrecognized at an O’Malley campaign event.

Taking a playful poke at himself and at Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who is considering a bid, Obama said: “Apparently, some folks want to see a pot-smoking socialist in the White House. We could get a third Obama term after all.”

The dinner also gave the president an opportunity to rib some of his loudest critics.

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