Comedian Hasan Minhaj eviscerated Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday night, saying, “I think he’s in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a joke.”
Trump opted for a rally in Harrisburg, Penn., instead of attending the dinner because he really didn’t want to get roasted, but of course, he used the excuse that he is being unfairly targeted by the “fake news” media.
Here are some of Minhaj’s harshest jokes about Trump and his administration:
— “We gotta address the elephant that’s not in the room. The leader of our country is not here. And that’s because he lives in Moscow, it is a very long flight. It’d be hard for Vlad to make it. Vlad can’t just make it on a Saturday! As for the other guy, I think he’s in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a joke.”
— “Donald Trump is liar-in-chief. Remember, you guys are public enemy number one. You are his biggest enemy. Journalists, ISIS, normal-length ties.”
— “Fredrick Douglass isn’t here, and that’s because he’s dead. Someone please tell the president.”
— “It was all fun and games with Obama, right? You were covering an adult who could speak English. And now you’re covering President Trump, so you gotta take your game to a whole new level. It’s like if a bunch of stripper cops had to solve a real-life murder.”
— “I would say it is an honor to be here, but that would be an alternative fact. It is not. No one wanted to do this. So of course it lands in the hands of an immigrant.”
— “A lot of people in the media say that Donald Trump goes golfing too much. . . which raises a very important question: Why do you care? Do you want to know what he’s not doing when he’s golfing? Being president. Let the man putt-putt!. . . The longer you keep him distracted, the longer we’re not at war with North Korea.”
— “It’s 11 p.m. In four hours, Donald Trump will be tweeting about how badly Nikki Minaj did at this dinner. And he’ll be doing it completely sober. And that’s his right. And I’m proud that all of us are here to defend that right, even if the man in the White House never would.”
— “Jeff Sessions couldn’t be here tonight, he was busy doing a pre-Civil War re-enactment. On his RSVP, he just wrote ‘NO.’ Just ‘no,’ which happens to be his second favorite n-word.”
Minhaj’s takedown of Trump was similar to the brutal takedown by former President Barack Obama and comedian Seth Meyers at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2011. That could explain why Trump didn’t want to show up again. LOL.
Watch Hasan Minhaj rip Donald Trump: