Mon 2 May 2011
Oh. My. God. Did the President of the United States just ether Donald Trump while he icegrilled from his table at a black tie dinner in front of the entire media elite? And then SNL’s Seth Meyers came in and desecrated the body!
Did this really happen last night at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? Or did I dream this in a wonderful fantasy of idiot public humiliation and razor-sharp sarcasm? Obama joked about Trump’s failed birth-certificate witchhunt:
“Now, I know that [Trump]’s taken some flak lately, but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate to rest than The Donald. Now he can get to focusing on the issues that matter. Like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened at Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?”
…And Seth Meyers attacked his thinly veiled racism:
“Donald Trump said he has a great relationship with the blacks. But unless The Blacks are a family of white people, I bet he’s mistaken.”
…But all the while, Trump just sat there, frowning.
There’s a word that is awesomely descriptive but too snooty to use in conversation: Schadenfreude.
Schadenfreude means “pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.” There is no better way to describe how I feel about what happened to Trump last night.
Sweet Sweet Bad-Ass Schadenfreude!
Trump’s post-ether reaction: (Did you like the jokes, Donald?) “No, not really. Some were fun, but not the greatest.”
Now to be fair….Seth Meyers also roasted Obama too. And Obama took some stabs at Republicans, birthers and even Matt Damon. (Seth’s speech is so good)
(Update:I added Trump’s response on Fox News of course….GTFOH!)
watch after the jump
Snippet: Seth Meyers makes fun of Obama….so good.
“[Michelle] you look even more beautiful tonight. Now you on the other hand, Mr. President, have aged a little. What happened to you? When you were sworn in you looked like the guy from the Old Spice commercials. Now you look like Louis Gossett Senior. I’ve never said this to anyone before but maybe you should start smoking again.”
But seriously, watch his whole skit below.
Seth Meyers’ full speech from the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Meyers opens by skewering C-Span, lol. And the dinner itself. (“Who are you wearing? What does it matter, I’m going into a Hilton.”) And Bloomberg. The HuffPo! And the rest of the media! Omg @ at Joe Biden at the 17:00 minute mark.
President Obama’s full speech from the White House Correspondents Dinner.
“Matt Damon said he was disappointed in my performance. Well, Matt, I just saw The Adjustment Bureau so … right back at ya, buddy!”
UPDATE: Donald calls into Fox News….hahahaa!