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Cecily Strong Nails Her White House Correspondents’ Dinner Speech
Saturday Night Live’s comedian Cecily Strong nailed her host speech at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She covered everything from the 2016 presidential election to police shootings and media outlets. First she pointed out how even though Obama’s approval rating is at 48% after being the president of the US for six years, his gray hair had taken over 85% of his head. She went on joking about how Obama’s “hair is so white now it can talk back to the police.”
She then turned towards media coverage. Everyone is familiar about Fox News’ viewership drop, and Strong explained it with a simple: “Fox News has been losing a lot of viewers lately, and may they rest in peace.” She continued picking on CNN’s lineup of non-news shows, “Whenever a big news story breaks, I can turn to CNN and watch Anthony Bourdain eat a cricket.” She also focused on Buzzfeed, known for their lists of practically everything, saying she could conjure up a list of “17 reasons why they shouldn’t be” at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
What was probably the highlight was Strong making clear she’s supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016 election. In a brief skit that should have highlighted who is better than each of Republican candidates, she proceeded to whisper Hillary after each Republican candidate’s name. “Who’s better on the economy than Hillary? (Bill)” Even though it was a though crowd at the Annual Correspondents’ Dinner, Strong received a lot of positive comments about her choice of topics to cover, making her speech go viral soon after the dinner officially ended.