President Obama got a good laugh tonight at the expense of GOP candidates who hope to replace him in 2016. Earlier in the day, an alliance of about a dozen Republican hopefuls united in their knicker-knottedness over debate moderator “gotcha questions” and debate venues’ too-long bathroom treks collapsed when some refused to sign a letter demanding the TV networks knock off the rannygazoo.

At a DNC fundraiser event tonight, Obama joked, “Have you noticed, every one of these candidates say, ‘Obama’s weak. Putin’s kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin he’s gonna straighten out!’ … And then, it turns out, they can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at a debate.”

The president then joked, “If you can’t handle those guys, I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you.”