Despite President Trump’s absence, White House Correspondents’ Dinner headliner, Hasan Minhaj, didn’t lay off the “liar-in-chief.” The correspondent for The Daily Show had the audience rolling with his wisecracks about the commander-in-chief. Here are the best Trump jokes.
1. “I would say it was 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. It’s how it always goes down. No one wanted this gig – no one. Don Rickles died just so you wouldn’t ask him to do this gig, alright. R.I.P. to Don Rickles, the only Donald with skin thick enough to take a joke like that. R.I.P. to the legend.”
2. “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’s a very long flight. It’d be hard for Vlad to make it…As for the other guy, I think he’s in Pennsylvania ’cause he can’t take a joke.”
3. “You know Donald Trump doesn’t drink, right? Does not touch alcohol which is oddly respectable, but think about that. That means every statement, every interview, every tweet: completely sober… He tweets at 3 a.m. sober. Who is tweeting at 3 a.m. sober? Donald Trump because it’s 10 a.m. in Russia. Those are business hours.”
4. “It’s almost 11 p.m. right now. In four hours, Donald Trump will be tweeting about how bad Nicki Minaj bombed at this dinner and he’ll be doing it completely sober.”