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Colbert Criticizes Obama's Lavish State Dinner For Hu Jintao (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post    
First Posted: 01/20/11 02:54 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

On Wednesday night's "Colbert Report," Stephen admitted right off the bat how upset he was that he was shooting instead of attending the State Dinner honoring Chinese President and "Colbert hair-alike" Hu Jintao. Not only was he not invited, but Colbert was baffled as to how President Obama could throw such a lavish event with Jintao's own money.

With the United States owing Jintao nearly a trillion "China bucks" (as Colbert pointed out, no one can say "Yuan"), how did Obama have the cajones to throw a black tie affair? Isn't Hu Jintao really the one footing the bill for his own party?

"This black tie dinner should have been a sweatpants pot-luck with boxed wine and a sleeve of Oreos," Colbert said.

Watch the rest of the segment below to see what the White House could have done to hide all their top-notch goods, and as a bonus: Colbert's excellent John Boehner costume.