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Obama jokes about ‘praying five times a day’ during White House dinner

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U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday poked fun at persistent rumors that he is a Muslim during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

"Being president is never easy. I still have to fix a broken immigration system, issue veto threats, negotiate with Iran, all while finding time to pray five times a day," Obama said.

A report by the Huffington Post said that 17 percent of registered voters in 2012 believed Obama was Muslim, although he is a Christian.