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 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.