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LIANE HANSEN, host:

The White House Correspondents Association Dinner has traditionally been a show where the Washington establishment pokes fun at itself. Last night, it was more a roast of Donald Trump.

President BARACK OBAMA: No one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald.

(Soundbite of laughter)

President OBAMA: And that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter - like, did we fake the moon landing?

(Soundbite of laughter)

HANSEN: The Donald grinned at the president, who was clearly seeking the last laugh after Trump's repeated questioning of Mr. Obama's birthplace led the president to release his long-form birth certificate last week.

Trump wasn't quite so pleased by remarks at his expense by the dinner's host, comedian Seth Meyers of "Saturday Night Live."

Mr. SETH MEYERS (Head Writer, "Saturday Night Live"): Donald Trump has been saying that he will run for president as a Republican, which is surprising since I just assumed he was running as a joke.

(Soundbite of laughter)

HANSEN: Trump was probably itching to yell, you're fired! at Meyers. But it wasn't all Trump-bashing.

Mr. MEYERS: So it's not a strong field. And who knows if they can beat you in 2012? But I tell you who could definitely beat you, Mr. President: 2008 Barack Obama.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Mr. MEYERS: You would have loved him.

(Soundbite of laughter)

HANSEN: And the president had a little fun at NPR's expense...

President OBAMA: I know you were a little tense when the GOP tried to cut your funding. But personally, I was looking forward to new programming, like NO THINGS CONSIDERED.

(Soundbite of laughter)

(Soundbite of ALL THINGS CONSIDERED theme song)

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