Dr Ewart Brown Attends White House Dinner

May 1, 2016

Those watching the broadcast of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend may have seen a familiar face, as former Premier Dr Ewart Brown was in attendance, and was shown on television as the cameras panned the crowd.

The black-tie event brings together journalists, politicians and celebrities, and involves speeches making fun of both politicians and the news media.

Screenshot of the CNN broadcast showing Dr Brown:

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We asked Dr Brown about the evening, and he said, “We had a fun-filled evening in the presence of so many notables. We were having fun looking at the faces of those who were being roasted from the podium. Some smiled and some didn’t!”

Video of President Obama’s full remarks, Dr Brown is shown at the 13 & 18 minute marks:

President Obama mentioned the absence of Republican candidate Donald Trump saying, “It is surprising — you have a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras. And he says no. Is this dinner too tacky for The Donald? What could he be possibly doing instead? Eating a Trump Steak? Tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel?”

This White House Correspondents’ Dinner marks the last one for President Obama, who weighed in on the speculation surrounding the 2016 race, joking, “Next year at this time, someone else will be standing here in this very spot. And it’s anyone’s guess who she will be.”

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  1. Kangoocar says:

    While he is there, it can only be considered Bermuda’s gain, and Washington’s loss!!!! Now that is the king of photo op’s right there!!!!

    • Bermuda should be relieved knowing the former Premier didn’t have the camera nor “points / joke” relating to his short comings while our Leader and only a “feather in his cap”…
      He was only there, (I believe) is because he accepted whatever for the four prisoners along with “rubbing shoulders with many dignitaries was, all up his ally” and the cameras / media time give him a few lines.

      • Hurricane says:

        @ RayRay, the article says that he said “Wanda and I were the guest of our friends Ron and Judy Davenport of Sheridan Broadcasting”.


        • serengeti says:

          Ah yes. Sheridan Broadcasting. The company that filed for bankruptcy a month or so ago.


        • Nanny Pat says:

          Yea so he wasn’t actually invited by Obama. Obama didn’t even know he was there.

      • alafiyah says:

        the problem with some Bermudians, you never let things die, you keep digging up all sorts of assumptions. So Raymond Ray, what are your short comings you’d like family, friends and the general public to forget, because this OBA Government has a lot to answer for! None of the parties have done a sterling job , including the UBP!!

      • Tough Love says:

        I wholeheartedly agree! Only because he took the Guantanamo prisoners, was he allowed in. Money alone can’t buy you a seat.

    • frank says:

      So the question. Should be. How. Come dunkley was. Not invited or robin

      • Yahoo says:

        Erat called in a favour (I’m sure 4 uighers earned him a favour or two). Dunkley wasn’t invited because not every mayor of a small town gets an invite.

      • Tough Love says:


      • Sorry Sir says:

        Lame joke is lame.

    • The Trump supporters in Bermuda, here they come.

  2. Bob says:

    Oh my!

    A sign of weakness & obsession …

  3. Truth says:

    Oh no… I hope he didn’t say anything or mention he was from Bermuda!

  4. 12V71 says:

    Big Smile whilst Rubbing Shoulders with the very people he calls the hoodwinkers….

    Here in a broken country, we are all left to survive in the economic ashes after his reign of Terror..

    Dangerous man…!!!!

    • Joshua says:

      who brought us Beyoncé for 1 million so could take photo ops and hang them in the office to feel important a kardasian in another life famous for nothing and one we want to forget

  5. George Jones says:

    Good on you Ewart, enjoying a well deserved retirement. We all know the Americas cup wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the foundations that Mr Brown built. Our reputation was enhanced by hosting international sporting events such as the grand slam of golf, none of this would have happened without Dr Brown’s vision so enjoy your break sir.

    • Cedar stump says:

      George, That is some good spin. Keep the blinkers on and refresh yourself with some koolaid /ganja tea.

    • Sara says:

      Lol, lol, lol.

    • jt says:


    • Wtf says:

      Ummmmm. The PGA was here prior to the Dr’s reign. Don’t give him more credit than he deserves, if any.

    • aceboy says:

      Grand Atlantic wouldn’t have happened either. As well as a slew of over the top budget breakers. Driven past GA recently? Can you imagine what each of the apartments must smell like now? I bet you can’t even breathe in them due to the mold. A whole development costing millions, sitting empty. Quite a legacy.

  6. Lualaba says:

    When does Obama pardon someone?

  7. Ian says:

    Sad, pathetic, jealous haters. Hold the crooks in your own beloved camp to task and admit to yourselves the REAL reason you hate Dr. Brown. You’re just like your forefathers who worked tirelessly to stamp out men like him. If Brown looked like you you’d put all of the negative energy it’s rationalizing everything he does. You people are so played out.

    • mdb says:

      Well someone sounds full of ish this morning

    • flikel says:

      So true. The same people that like to recite the infamous ‘we had to deceive you’ line tends to forget and forgive the events and scandals that led to the resignation of a premier after only time in office…

      The same people that lament the PLP’s lack of transparency are ready to accept a no bid airport deals in which the details are deliberately being kept a secret. Remember, the public was told this will essentially be free…which is lie as the taxpayer is responsibly for significant monies including revenue guarantees. Now we hear a electrical generation/supply facility is part of this arrangement….again,the details, including those who stand to financially benefit, are deliberately being kept secret.

      • serengeti says:

        The public was also told the golf course would cost $4m to returf. Not $25m plus “finder’s fees”.

    • Tough Love says:

      Agree. If they would hold their own to the same standard, Bermuda would win!

    • Its me again says:

      Thank you.

    • jt says:

      It’s played out in both camps.

      He accomplished what he accomplished and we are where we are.

      We definitely should move on. Thing is, only one camp is allowed that phrase.

    • Full Fuulish says:

      Oh the irony of your last statement!!

    • george says:

      well eat those apples!

  8. Sandgrownan says:

    Did he ask for Tabasco on the table?

  9. Takbir Karriem Sharrieff says:

    I love Barack Obama’s Comment ,{I wonder who she will be….}Peace.

  10. Its me again says:

    If dunkley had been invited the commentors would be saying how great it was to have a bermudiam politician there.


    Simple facts.

  11. Southampton says:

    Just our luck. Why was that idiot invited to attend.
    I sure hope the people of Bermuda have to foot the bill.
    That guy has caused us enough grief.

  12. Terry says:

    Follow the money.

  13. Southampton says:

    Correction to my last statement.

  14. Coffee says:

    I mean to say , come on now , the Premier and minister of national security didn’t get an invite ?!
    It’s things like this that let’s the world whether or not you are relevant .
    Is our current Premier irrelevant ? If so why is he the leader of Bermuda , the reinsurance capital of the world !
    Dr.Brown got an invitation to see ,and listen to the most powerful political leader in the world and IF anyone from the UBP/OBA wanted to witness the event it was by television only !!
    Shame , shame , shame .everyone was invited but them … That should tell us something , the message is loud and clear and straight from Washington !

  15. Joshua says:

    Lay down your crack pipe coffe and read basic English he was invited by friends not Obama