Democrats and Republicans alike were the target of jokes by President Obama in his last White House Correspondents’ dinner before leaving office.
The dinner, his eighth, was a chance for the US president to make fun of himself, his colleagues and opponents.
As in previous years, Donald Trump was a regular target, but the favourite for the Republican presidential nomination was not present.
The event was attended by journalists, politicians and film and television stars.
On Donald Trump
“The Republican establishment is incredulous that he’s their most likely nominee. They say Donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president. But in fairness he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world: Miss Sweden, Miss Argentina, Miss Azerbaijan.”
“Is this dinner too tacky for the Donald? What could he possibly be doing instead? Is he at home eating a Trump steak? Tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel? What’s he doing?”