President Obama has a career when he leaves the White House: Stand up comic. More than any of his most inspirational speeches, his joke-filled address to the White House Correspondents' Association last weekend during which he pummeled Donald Trump has become the most-watched Obama speech on YouTube.
According to the recorder of record, C-SPAN, some 6,767,476 have viewed their YouTube video of his address to the reporters. "This means it has now surpassed the previous most-viewed Obama video on YouTube, the March 18, 2008 video of candidate Obama's speech on race in Philadelphia. This video, uploaded by BarackObama.com, has had 6,763,245 views over three years," reports C-SPAN's Howard Mortman.
And, he adds: "Note that the president's WHCA video achieved the number one Obama video spot in just five days."
The Obama address, given as special forces were planning their assault on the Pakistan home of Osama bin Laden, has also been good for C-SPAN. Mortman says it tops their YouTube page.
"The president's dinner speech video is now the most-viewed video on C-SPAN's YouTube page. It moved President Obama's January 2009 inauguration speech to the #2 spot—with 4.7 million views (after two and a half years)," said Mortman.
Here is what Obama said about Trump:
Donald Trump is here tonight! Now, I know that he's taken some flak lately, but no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the Donald. And that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter—like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?
But all kidding aside, obviously, we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience. For example—no, seriously, just recently, in an episode of Celebrity Apprentice at the steakhouse, the men's cooking team cooking did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks. And there was a lot of blame to go around. But you, Mr. Trump, recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership. And so ultimately, you didn't blame Lil' Jon or Meatloaf. You fired Gary Busey. And these are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night. Well handled, sir. Well handled.
Say what you will about Mr. Trump, he certainly would bring some change to the White House.