The Correspondents' dinners in which people stand up and take the piss out of politicians and even the President were always a source of much fun. Humor and TV were things that Obama certainly had mastered. He didn't mind having some fun at his own expense.
Remember when he did that video in which he went to the DMV to renew his driving license only to have the woman behind the counter question the authenticity of his birth certificate? ... good times, it almost made up for all the war crimes, deportations and domestic spying.
In 2011 at the Correspondents' dinner Obama mocked Trump by saying, " I know that he’s taken some flack lately, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the Donald. And that’s because he can finally get back to the issues that matter, like: did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac? We all know about your credentials and breadth of experience. For example no, seriously just recently, in an episode of Celebrity Apprentice when a team did not impress Trump he didn’t blame Lil Jon or Meatloaf you fired Gary Busey. And these are the kinds of decisions that would keep me up at night."
Trump can take a joke aimed at him, look at how much he's enjoying himself. He's always quick to mock himself and be the butt of a joke, he doesn't let it brew and fester over years to get petty revenge when he can, oh no.
Trump enjoying his Comedy Central roast ... no not really
Most topics were allowed for the roast but the one he won't have is people saying he has less money than he says he does. Very telling. That was also a no go topic when interviewed by Joan Rivers too.
Trump didn't attend Obama's last Correspondents' dinner. He usually goes to them but when he's the one getting roasted without his permission he doesn't like it. He likes to be in charge and look strong remember.
"Although I am a little hurt that he’s not here tonight. We had so much fun the last time. (Laughter.) And it is surprising. You've got a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras, and he says no? (Laughter.) Is this dinner too tacky for The Donald? (Laughter.) What could he possibly be doing instead? Is he at home, eating a Trump Steak -- (laughter) -- tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel? (Laughter.) What's he doing?"
Before being elected Trump went on late night chat shows and even appeared on SNL and you know he's hating every moment because he doesn't have a sense of humor, he has never needed one. He has no timing or charm. I doubt he'll be doing any funny Buzzfeed videos.
This year Trump has announced he will not attend the Correspondents' dinner, the first President in 36 years to not attend. He has liberty to trample on or maybe some more golf to play or tax payer's money to spend.
I like big butts and I can't deny ... ok, not this one.
Northern Ireland lad Rory McIlroy faced criticism for playing golf with Trump and says it wasn't political at all it was just golf.
Well fuck you McIlroy, if you don't mind spending time hanging out with a bigoted sexual predator then yer a fuck wit enabler. You can tell a lot about someone with the company he keeps.
The dinner will go ahead but will there be anyone funny at it? Will anyone be able to say anything vaguely anti-Trump at it? Anti-Trump I mean the derogatory humor that everyone uses. Poor Donald and his precious thin orange skin .
Some comedians have said they would attend rather than boycott because humor is the best weapon and is totally protected under the First Amendment. That's the whole point of the fucken dinner to show and celebrate the free speech the US should be allowed to have.
No one is beyond criticism in the US and a free press is paramount to showing that.
Not you not you not you ... Fox? you go ahead yes Breitbart or rather Bro-Bart you'll get a question
As you know CNN, BBC, The Guardian, LA Times, New York Times, Politico, Buzzfeed and the Daily Mail were barred from a White House briefing. To recover from the backlash they said they had been very selective rather than excluding anyone. Just their besties like Bro-bart, Fox, Washington post and some blogs.
The AP and Time boycotted the briefing.
Other ones allowed such as CBS, NBC, and ABC were invited for a "Gaggle" in Sean Spicer's office. This is an informal off camera chat.
Trump has called most of those outlets that were banned, FAKE NEWS and the enemy of the American people. They very often post things like stories that Trump just doesn't like even if it is the truth. Buzzfeed published the account from a reliable MI6 operative about what Russia has on Trump to black mail him with and the Daily Fail which is fake news is being sued by Melania.
The BBC is state run and would be reporting on Trump when he visits the UK. Old Knudsen would see this as an act of war and would burn that fucken White House again but May as usual is just being quiet about it.
Her hand still stings from when Trump held it, a constant reminder that he could just not trade with the UK if he has a bad day.
Trumpflakes and ammosexuals don't seem too angry about it. For years they have used the shall not be infringed argument so they could continue to shoot school kids with assault rifles.
What part of no prohibition, abridging and infringing don't you understand?
Trump is a laughing stock though not very funny. He and his people are against freedom and liberty. The checks and balances that naive people talk about don't work very well if the bad guys pay off the Senators placing idiots in positions of power.
We need the White House leaks and the FBI leaks as that is all we have. You stifle the media and only have state sanctioned information given out, what's next regulating the Internet like China does? Knowledge is power and the people can't be trusted with it which is how Trump got into power in the first place ... the Electoral College.
A President against free speech is very dangerous. His words and actions are classic abuser tactics and to go a step further an abuser with power becomes a dictator. Hitler jailed those that spoke out against him or wrote about what he was up to.
Two years ago the opposition leader in Russia, Boris Nemtsov condemned Putin for an illegal war in Ukraine and was shot dead not long afterwards.
We may have issues with the press at times but they HAVE to be free. They HAVE to report on things that Trump doesn't like and to hold him accountable for breaking the law.
Remember the Watergate!