WATCH: Correspondents’ Dinner Host Embarrasses Biden Over Declining Black Support


Longtime SNL cast member Colin Jost poked fun at President Biden’s lack of black support during the 108th White House Correspondents’ Dinner, drawing a few uncomfortable groans from assembled corporate reporters.

“My ‘Weekend Update’ co-anchor, Michael Che, was going to join me here tonight, but in solidarity with President Biden, I decided to lose all my Black support,” Jost said.

While president Biden himself laughed at the joke, a number of reporters appeared to be uncomfortable. Biden’s declining popularity among black voters has been well documented in a number of recent polls. According to a Gallup poll conducted this past February, the share of black voters identifying the Democratic Party as their preferred political party has declined by a whopping 20 percentage points.

Black voters formed a major part of President Biden’s winning coalition in 2020.

While Jost did take a few jabs at President Biden’s age and unpopularity, he also dawned over him at numerous points. In one joke, Jost implied that Biden’s economy is actually excellent, a sentiment the public has not agreed with according to months of polling data.

“Everything feels strange now. By a-lot of measures, President Biden is having a very successful first term, but people don’t seem to realize it,” Jost told the room full of elitist reporters and celebrities. “Like with the economy; the vibes are bad but the numbers say it’s strong.”

He went on to compare it to President Biden’s frequent stumbles while boarding Air Force One as the crowd largely stayed silent.

Jost also claimed that his late grandfather had been apolitical his whole life, but decided to vote for Biden in 2020. “He voted for you,” Jost told Biden, “and the reason that he voted for you is because you’re a decent man. My grandpa voted for decency, and decency is why we’re all here tonight.”

Las Vegas News Magazine

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