Barack Obama's cool ‘mic drop’ is instant internet hit

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Barack Obama's cool ‘mic drop’ is instant internet hit

Barack Obama's cool ‘mic drop’ as he ended his final White House Correspondents Dinner has become an internet hit.

In an ebullient mood during the dinner as he drew laughs from the ballroom filled with journalists, politicians and celebrities, Obama joked about his meeting with the British royals and roasted Donald Trump.

“I just have two more words to say: ‘Obama out’,” before holding his microphone out in front of him and dropping it.

He said: “Here we are, my eighth and final appearance at this unique event and I am excited. If this material works well, I’m going to use it at Goldman Sachs next year.”

“Earn me some serious Tubmans,” he added, in reference to African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman who it was announced last month would become the first black person to appear on US currency.