Obama: 'I Am Not the Strapping, Young Muslim Socialist That I Used to Be'

April 28, 2013 - 12:05 PM

 

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President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner. (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - Speaking at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Barack Obama joked that he is no longer a young Muslim socialist.

Early in the speech, Obama jocularly said that his advisers "suggested that I should start with some jokes at my own expense, just take myself down a peg. I was like, guys, after four and a half years, how many pegs are there left?"

A few moments later, the president joked: "Now, look, I get it. These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be. Time passes. You get a little gray."