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VIDEO: How Did Cecily Strong Do at the White House Correspondents' Dinner?

Watch her and President Obama's speeches

Liz Raftery

Cecily Strong may no longer be co-hosting Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update," but at the White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday night, she proved that she can still sling a one-liner like nobody's business.

Hosting the annual dinner for the first time, Strong, 31, took shots at news networks, presidential candidates, and even President Obama.

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Referencing a recent Saturday Night Live sketch about ISIS, and the criticism it drew, Strong noted: "If anyone is guilty of taking ISIS too lightly, it's him," while nodding towards the president.

She even managed to make a quip about recent racial tensions between citizens and police land. "Your hair is so white now it can talk back to the police," she told Obama.

Hillary Clinton was also a popular subject. "Hillary Clinton said that she used her private email because she didn't want to use more than two devices," Strong noted. "If that sounds familiar, it's because it's also one of the rules of the sex contract of Fifty Shades of Grey."

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But Strong also subtly threw her support behind Clinton. Taking the stage after President Obama, she mused, "Feels right to have a woman follow President Obama, doesn't it?"

Of course, Democrats weren't the only targets. Of Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, Strong noted that he should "get comfortable on camera before he has to go on TV to endorse Jeb [Bush]." And in regards to Rand Paul, Strong joked, "That's Rand as in, 'He didn't get elected, but at least he Rand.'"

Watch Strong's full speech here:

For his speech, President Obama brought out his "anger translator," Luther (Keegan-Michael Key) from Key & Peele, to tell the crowd what he really thought about the dinner.

"In our fast-changing world, traditions like the White House Correspondents' Dinner are important," Obama said.

"I mean, really, what is this dinner? And why am I required to go to it?" Luther added.

And, regarding whether or not he has a "bucket list" for his remaining time in the White House, Obama joked, "Well, I have something that rhymes with bucket."

Watch his full speech here:

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