Congressional leaders awkwardly read mean tweets about themselves

Colin Campbell

President Barack Obama isn't the only leader in Washington willing to publicly read mean tweets about himself for humorous effect. 

A video published last week for the 2015 Radio and TV Correspondents Association dinner features a number of top congressional leaders reading their snarky and nasty Twitter criticism.

"This man cries more than me, and I'm a friggin' wreck most days," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said while quoting one tweet. 

At another point, Boehner appeared slightly confused by a tweet comparing him to the fictional orange characters from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." 

"Speaker Boehner looks like an angry Oompa Loompa, I presume he bribes his constituents with promises of chocolate and Gobstoppers," he said. "Whatever the hell that means." 

Watch the full video below, via NBC News:

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