Appearing on Broadway for one night only: Barack Obama, in a solo comedy act roasting the Republican Party.
The president left a crowd of more than 1,300 in stitches on Monday night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, home to the hit musical “Hamilton” about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The cast staged a special performance for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser, with Obama as the encore.
Deviating from his typical fundraiser spiel, Obama said the 2016 Republican presidential candidates seem to “occupy a different reality” in which the country has taken a perilous turn since he took office nearly seven years ago.
“According to them, everything was really good in 2008, when we were going through the worst economic crisis in our lifetimes,” Obama said. “This, apparently, was the golden age that I messed up.”