President Biden jokes to dinner guests if you’re disoriented or confused, you’re either ‘drunk or Marjorie Taylor Greene’

President Joe Biden laughs as he speaks during the White House Correspondents'  Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Saturday, April 29, 2023.

President Joe Biden laughs as he speaks during the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Saturday, April 29, 2023.Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

  • Biden mocked Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene during his White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech.

  • He said that if the guests felt confused, they would either “drunk or Marjorie Taylor Greene.”

  • Biden also poked fun at his political rivals and himself at the annual event.

President Joe Biden made a jibe at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene during his speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night, suggesting the congresswoman was “confused.”

“I want everyone to have fun tonight but please be safe. If you find yourself disoriented or confused, it’s either you’re drunk or Marjorie Taylor Greene,” Biden said.

The Georgia Republican has repeatedly courted controversy for making often outlandish statements, including that children should be “trained with firearms,” ​​suggesting school shootings were staged, and backing conspiracy theories about “Jewish space lasers” and QAnon.

During Biden’s State of the Union address in February, the congressman repeatedly heckled him from the back of the House chamber, shouting out that he was a “wild.”

A representative for Rep. Greene did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment, which was made out of normal working hours.

Joe Biden and Marjorie Taylor Greene

A composite image of President Joe Biden and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, booing the president during the State of the Union.Susan Walsh/AP; Win McNamee/Getty Images

The annual black-tie dinner, which was attended by government officials, journalists and celebrities, gave the president a chance to flex his comedic muscles as he poked fun at the perceptions of himself and his political opponents.

Along with several wisecracks at the expense of Fox News, Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the president also acknowledged criticisms of his age.

“You might think I don’t like Rupert Murdoch. That’s simply not true. How could I dislike a guy that makes me look like Harry Styles?” the president joked.

Along with various lighthearted jokes, the president also made an ardent defense of journalism, noting that it was “not a crime” and calling for the release of imprisoned journalists worldwide.

This year marked the first time the annual dinner returned to its full form since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The dinner was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the virus, and Biden gave a speech but skipped the dinner portion of the event last year as a COVID precaution.

While presidents typically attended the event and gave a humorous address, Trump bucked tradition and did not attend the dinner while he was president.

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