Hillary Clinton 'Approves' of President Obama's White House Correspondents' Dinner Jokes

Obama mocked Clinton for her difficulty appealing to young voters.

May 1, 2016, 3:56 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Hillary Clinton wants you to know she's in on the joke.

The Democratic presidential candidate praised President Obama for his remarks at his final White Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night, even acknowledging the digs he made about her.

"Nice job last night. Aunt Hillary approves," Clinton tweeted today. (The tweet was signed "-H," meaning it's from Clinton herself.)

Obama teased Clinton for her difficulty appealing to younger voters at the dinner.

"Look, I've said how much I admire Hillary's toughness, her smarts, her policy chops, her experience," Obama told the crowd of politicians, celebrities and journalists. "You’ve got to admit it though: Hillary trying to appeal to young voters is a little bit like your relative who just signed up for Facebook.

"'Dear America, did you get my poke?'" he continued, impersonating Clinton. "'Is it appearing on your wall? I’m not sure I am using this right. Love, Aunt Hillary.'

"It's not entirely persuasive," Obama concluded.

Clinton did not attend the annual dinner. Her rival for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders, however, was there, as well as some of Clinton's top staffers, including campaign manager Robby Mook and vice chair Huma Abedin.