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President Obama or Seth Meyers: Whose speech rocked the correspondents dinner? [Video]

May 2, 2011 |  9:00 am

Seth meyers barack obama The annual White House correspondents dinner took place in Washington on Saturday night, giving President Obama the opportunity to take off the gloves and release a year's worth of pent-up jabs at the pundits who reported and opined about his actions, ideas and decisions.

In other words: Bring it.

No big surprise that Obama reserved a special place for Donald Trump, the mogul-turned-birther-spokesman who last week took credit for getting POTUS to cough up his long-form birth certificate.

"No one is happier ... no one is prouder ... to put this birth-certificate matter to rest than the Donald," Obama said in his speech. "And that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like: Did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?"

But Obama wasn't the only one who took a swing at Trump. Seth Meyers, "Saturday Night Live's" head writer and the featured entertainer for the dinner, also threw some punches -- attacking Trump's trademark hair and accent as well as his political opinions.

Videos of both are below. Tell us: Did Obama or Meyers have a better speech? Or did both of them bomb?


Photos: Celeb spotting at the White House correspondents dinner

Obama birth certificate: Brought to you by Donald Trump, says Donald Trump

-- Whitney Friedlander

Photos: Seth Meyers, left, and President Obama, right, at the 2011 White House correspondents dinner. Credits: Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press, left; Chris Kleponis / AFP / Getty Images, right.