The annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner turns Washington, D.C., into a city full of cocktail dresses and red carpets as media organizations, tech companies, and nonprofits throw parties and vie for attention all weekend long.
Prior to Saturday night’s “Nerd Prom,” YouTube sensation and Fusion reporter Akilah Hughes chatted with musicians, celebs, and politicos at the Rock the Vote party, sponsored by Fusion and Twitter at D.C. event space Blind Whino.
Outside of the venue, Hughes asked partygoers what they would ask President Obama if they were given the chance.
“What did you mean by change?” said Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks.
“I would have him bring my kids home from France,” said actress Kelly Rutherford, in reference to an ongoing custody battle with her ex-husband.
Hughes also pressed attendees on what they would do if they were POTUS for the day.
“I would go to Congress and ask them to pass the Voting Rights Act,” said Ashley Spillane, President of Rock the Vote.
Rock The Vote President Ashley Spillane speaks on stage, April 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/WireImage)
Perhaps most importantly, Hughes asked people what kind of snacks they would demand in the Oval Office.
Anything “organic” for Rutherford, “Nutella” for the band RDGLDGRN, and “a steady supply of guacamole” for DJ Shiftee.