Obama at the White House Correspondents' Dinner: "I'm not the strapping young Muslim socialist I used to be"

The President zings it all over the place.

President Obama really let himself go at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner. For starters, he came on stage to DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win", saying "Rush Limbaugh warned you about this, second term baby!" He also referenced his greying hair, saying: "I'm not the strapping young Muslim socialist I used to be."

He also suggested he was willing to try "one of Michelle's tricks" to get a poll bounce, which turned out to be getting a fringe:

The various news networks didn't escape - he went for CNN in particular, saying "I admire their commitment to cover all sides of a story, just in case one of them turns out to be accurate."

You can watch his speech in full here:

Caroline Crampton is web editor of the New Statesman.

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Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary mean for policy?

The political and policy-based implications of the new Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

The world shared a stunned silence when news broke that Boris Johnson would be the new Foreign Secretary. Johnson, who once referred to black people as “piccaninnies” and more recently accused the half-Kenyan President of the United States of only commenting on the EU referendum because of bitterness about colonialism, will now be Britain’s representative on the world stage.

His colourful career immediately came back to haunt him when US journalists accused him of “outright lies” and reminded him of the time he likened Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to a “sadistic nurse”. Johnson’s previous appearances on the international stage include a speech in Beijing where he maintained that ping pong was actually the Victorian game of “whiff whaff”.

But Johnson has always been more than a blond buffoon, and this appointment is a shrewd one by May. His popularity in the country at large, apparently helped by getting stuck on a zip line and having numerous affairs, made him an obvious threat to David Cameron’s premiership. His decision to defect to the Leave campaign was widely credited with bringing it success. He canned his leadership campaign after Michael Gove launched his own bid, but the question of whether his chutzpah would beat May’s experience and gravity is still unknown.

In giving BoJo the Foreign Office, then, May hands him the photo opportunities he craves. Meanwhile, the man with real power in international affairs will be David Davis, who as Brexit minister has the far more daunting task of renegotiating Britain’s trade deals.