"Yeah, he has a root canal. But let's be honest, I'm better at this than he is anyway," she quipped, remaining completely in character. "First, I have two announcements, then I will take questions. First, the president is still working on his jokes for the White House Correspondents' Dinner. I don't have any details on that other than he intends to be funny. Very funny."
Janney then made a call back to a favorite performance that her character does in season one. "Second, it's Friday, which means at half past five, I will be performing 'The Jackal' in my office for anyone who is interested or remembers or cares."
Once it was time for questions, Earnest quickly stepped in, touting, "Allison, this is not your show anymore."
Janney stepped out of character to address the "opioid epidemic" in America, and revealed that Chuck Lorre, co-creater and executive producer of her CBS sitcom, Mom, was also with her at the press briefing.