While President Donald Trump was holding a campaign style rally in Pennsylvania Saturday night, the anti-Trump press was holding its annual dinner. The President was wise to avoid this clusterfreak of an unfunny roast of the President and his people.
The annual Washington gala nicknamed the “nerd prom” lived up to that name Saturday.
President Trump wasn’t the only bold-faced name to skip the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
The annual gathering of reporters and Washington power brokers was also missing the scores of A-list celebrities who attended in years past.
The only bonafide star who showed up this year was actor Matthew Modine — a far cry from recent dinners that drew the likes of singer Barbra Streisand, actress Sofia Vergara and Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Still, the black-tie gala wasn’t as dull as the crowd thanks to headliner Hasan Minhaj.
The “Daily Show” correspondent relentlessly ridiculed Trump, who opted to hold a campaign-like rally in Pennsylvania rather than face a press corps he loves to mock.
“I get why Donald Trump didn’t want to be roasted tonight,” Minhaj said. “By the looks of him he’s been roasting nonstop for the past 70 years.”
Minhaj drew howls of laughter when he brought up that Trump abstains from booze.
“Donald Trump does not touch alcohol, which is really respectable,” Minhaj said. “But think about that. That means every statement, every interview, every tweet — completely sober.
“How is that possible? He tweets at 3 a.m. sober. Who’s tweeting at 3 a.m. sober?”
Minhaj playfully hit the press for criticizing Trump’s penchant for playing golf.
The President has hit the links 19 times since taking office.
“People in the media say that Donald Trump goes golfing too much,” Minhaj said.
“Do you want to know what he’s not doing when he’s golfing — being President. Let the man putt-putt.
“Every time Trump goes golfing, the headline should read, ‘Trump golfing, apocalypse delayed.’”
Minhaj also ripped several key members of the Trump administration, all of whom also declined to attend.
The comedian noted White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s combative style and recent statement downplaying the Holocaust.
“How many people do you know can turn a press briefing into a full-blown Mel Gibson traffic stop?” Minhaj said.
Minhaj said Attorney General Jeff Sessions missed the dinner because “he was doing a pre-Civil War enactment.”
“On his RSVP, he wrote no,” Minhaj added, “which happens to be his second favorite N-word.”
The headliner also took aim at Trump adviser Steve Bannon, who has been accused of being a white nationalist.
“Is Steve Bannon here?” Minhaj said. “I do not see Steve Bannon. Not see, Steve Bannon. Not see, Steve Bannon. Not see, Steve Bannon.”
Go to the video of the dinner and down vote it. I just did.