Reince Priebus, above all others, has to feel like the guy with “guilty” tattooed on his forehead. Under his watch, the Republican party has turned into a sideshow of epic proportions, with the frontrunner for their nomination for president being a guy with a fourth-grade vocabulary who makes Sarah Palin look like the scientist she thinks she is. The Freedom Caucus has cost them one speaker and most of the credibility they had left in change from buying Donald Trump a front row ticket to the history books with the biggest farce ever perpetrated on the American people.
Why the guy who allowed all that to happen would show up at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a mystery. He had to figure he’d be a target. Obama, with that perfect comedic delivery, thanked Reince for the fine work he’s done with the whole nominating season thing in the most hilariously condescending way you’ll want to watch it over and over again:
Priebus took his beating like a champ, shrugging it off, much like his career come November. The beautiful subtlety of the president’s snark was perfect.
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