The White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Donald Trump was once again wrong when he  predicted that Barack Obama wouldn’t joke about him at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last night. Donald Trump does not understand that his celebrity allows him to get attention, but ultimately he is seen by a joke by most people ( beyond the right wingers who are themselves jokes)  and will never be taken seriously as a presidential candidate.  A video is above, and now Donald Trump is mad.

Barack Obama had this to say about Donald Trump:

“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?”

While joking, there is some wisdom to this as belief in conspiracy theories by those on the right (even if not necessarily those mentioned here) is commonplace, extending beyond the birther nonsense.  Obama also mocked Michele Bachmann and showed how right wing conspiracy theories begin:

“Michele Bachmann is here,” said Obama. “She is thinking about running for president, which is weird because I hear she was born in Canada. Yes, Michele, this is how it starts.”

Jokes about Trump weren’t limited to the president as Seth Meyers also had some of his own (video here):

Trump “said he’s running as a Republican,” said Meyers. “Which is surprising: I just assumed he was running as a joke.”

It didn’t stop there. Trump “often appears on Fox,” said Meyers, which is funny “because a fox often appears on Donald Trump’s head.”

Meyers noted that Trump owns the Miss USA Pageant, “which is great for Republicans because it will streamline the search for a vice president.”

One of his final jabs at Trump: “[Trump has] said he’s got a great relationship with ‘the blacks.’ Unless the Blacks are a family of white people, I bet he’s mistaken.”

 

 

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