Obama Yuks It Up with Birther Crack Aimed at Ted Cruz

All to impress his new bestie, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.

President Obama welcomed his new best pal and liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House dinner in his honor with a few jokes aimed at two Republican presidential candidates.

First up, Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada to a Cuban father and American mother:

This is a celebration of the values we share. We, as a peoples, are committed to the principles of equality and opportunity. The idea that if you work hard and play by the rules you can make it if you try, no matter what the circumstances of your birth in both of our countries. 

And we see this on our own presidential candidates. After all, where else could a boy born in Calgary grow up to run for president of the United States?

After a moment of rousing applause, Obama launched into Donald Trump:

And to the great credit of their people, Canadians from British Columbia to New Brunswick have so far rejected the idea of building a wall to keep out your southern neighbor.

We appreciate that.

Watch the zaniness below:


Barack Obama's got Canada jokes, everyone. http://nbcnews.to/1pAGoDO

Posted by NBC News on Thursday, March 10, 2016

And, of course, always remember: Obama has "not contributed to" dividing the country in any way, shape, or form. Ever.


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