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Picking the right guy to play Obama, that was the challenge, I mean, who is Obama really? We don’t know. We never got his transcripts and they say he’s kinda aloof. So I needed someone who could really dive in and really become Barack Obama and as it turns out, the answer was right in front of me all along: Daniel Day Lewis. He becomes his characters – Hawkeye from ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ and Bill the Butcher from ‘Gangs of New York’ and Abraham Lincoln in, ‘Lincoln’. And you know what? He nailed it.  - Steven Spielberg (x)

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The absolute best jokes from Obama’s WHCD speech

On his popularity drop and Healthcare.gov: ”In 2008 my slogan was ‘yes we can.’ In 2013 my slogan was ‘control + alt + delete.’” 

On how the shaky Obamacare web signup was just like Frozen: ”On the plus side, they did turn the launch of HealthCare.gov into one of the year’s biggest movies.” 

On CNN’s incessant coverage of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight: ”I am happy to be here even though I am a little jet-lagged from my trip to Malaysia. The lengths we have to go to get CNN coverage these days … I think they’re still searching for their table.” 

On FOX News in 2016: ”Let’s face it, FOX, you’ll miss me when I’m gone. It will be harder to convince the American people that Hillary [Clinton] was born in Kenya.” 

On MSNBC: ”MSNBC is here — they’re a little overwhelmed. They’ve never seen an audience this big before.”

On his daughters and Democrats distancing themselves: ”I did notice, Sasha needed a speaker at Career Day. She invited Bill Clinton. I was a little hurt by that.”

On gridlock in Congress: ”You’ve got to wonder, what did we do to piss off Chris Christie so bad?” 

And again: ”If you want to get paid while not working, you should have to run for Congress just like everyone else.” 

On his last year: ”At one point, things got so bad, the 47% called Mitt Romney to apologize.”

On rancher Cliven Bundy: ”A general rule — a sentence doesn’t usually go well when it begins, ‘Let me tell you something I know about the Negro.’ You don’t really need to hear the rest of it.”

And possibly the best line of the night:

On the opposing side: ”These days, House Republicans give John Boehner a harder time than they give me. Which means orange really is the new black.” 

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