Comedian Hasan Minhaj was asked not to go after Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this year because Trump was not in attendance. Minhaj ignored the request. He shredded Trump. And it was hilarious!
On Saturday night, the White House Correspondents’ Association threw their annual dinner which traditionally has been a fun evening with journalist awards and comedy roasting of political leaders and the press. But this year the President of the United States decided not to attend.
The last President to skip the dinner was Ronald Reagan. And he had a good excuse. He was recovering from an assassination attempt. Trump skipped it because he is a thin-skinned man-baby who can’t take a joke.
In light of the fact that Trump wasn’t going to be there, the Correspondents’ Association asked that their headliner, Comedy Central’s Hasan Minhaj, not “roast the President in absentia.”
Fortunately for us, Minhaj ignored the request and shredded Trump anyway. And he was hilarious.
“We have to address the elephant not in the room. The leader of our country is not here. But that’s because he’s in Moscow. It’s a very long flight. It would be hard for Vlad to make it. Vlad can’t just make it on a Saturday. The other guy is in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a joke.”