Posted by Karol at 11:25 AM
I don’t think so. Obviously if Obama had this in his back pocket, he could’ve shown it to the world a long time ago. So he brings it out now and it makes the folks demanding to see it look petty.
Whatever he won, he lost at the dinner when he whined about the teasing directed at him.
OBAMA to Trump(at the White House Correspondents Dinner) : “But all kidding aside, obviously, we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience. (Laughter.) For example — no, seriously, just recently, in an episode of Celebrity Apprentice — (laughter) — 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 Meat Loaf. (Laughter.) You fired Gary Busey. (Laughter.) And these are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night. (Laughter and applause.) Well handled, sir. (Laughter.) Well handled.”
That was already a cutting and sardonic appraisal. Given the weight that Obama was carrying that night (at that point had authorized the mission to kill OBL),it now appears in retrospect to be flatly devastating.