President Obama took to the stage last night at White House Correspondents’ Dinner at the Washington Hilton and Donald Trump was his key target as “friends and foes alike got shellacked.”
As “The Donald” who was the guest of the Washington Post, “sat at a nearby table — a guest of the Washington Post — Mr. Obama ripped one punch after another at the real estate tycoon.”
“Donald Trump is here tonight,” the comedian in chief said, grinning. “Now, I know that he’s taken some flak lately, but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate to rest than The Donald. Now he can get to focusing on the issues that matter. Like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened at Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?”
It was almost painful to watch, the juxtaposition of the president, flexing his new post-birther comedy chops, and the real estate mogul-cum-politician, grimacing at his table as Mr. Obama basked in his post-long-form-birth-certificate glow.
“All kidding aside, we all know about your credentials and experience,” Mr. Obama said, as people in the room either chortled or grimaced nervously, all depending on their proximity to Mr. Trump.
In “Celebrity Apprentice,” Mr. Obama told Mr. Trump, teeth flashing, “the men’s cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha steaks, but you recognized that this was a lack of leadership, so you fired Gary Busey.”
“These,” Mr. Obama said, “are the kinds of decisions that would keep me up at night. Well-handled, sir. Well-handled.”
Apparently, President Obama’s swipes at Trump “were just the warm-up act for Seth Meyers, the headliner for the evening, who spent most of his routine going after Mr. Trump” as well. I hope President Obama managed to knock Trump down a few notches, but no matter how “painful” the experience was, this is the stuff that feeds a warped ego like Trump’s.
UPDATE: Trump whines because the jokes were on him… Get over it Donald, you are responsible for making a mockery out of yourself and now you’re too blind to see it.