By Geneva Sands - 01/10/13 04:12 PM EST
Co-creator and writer Jon Lovett, a former speechwriter for the administration, said that although Obama was "gracious" in hosting the event, he brought the staff in and left without actually watching the show.
"We were at work on the correspondence dinner a couple of years ago when the bin Laden raid was happening and we had no idea, and so ever since then ... [when] he says he has to go, he has to go," said Lovett.
Lovett also tweeted a photograph that he joked was from of the White House screening, but was actually the famed photo of Obama and his national security team on the day of the Osama bin Laden raid:
The 1600 Penn screening at the White House was closed press, but I snuck ONE picture of everybody watching the show. twitter.com/jonlovett/stat…— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) January 10, 2013