Published: Fri, May 12, 2017
USA | By Kelli Rowe

Tucker Carlson: White House Correspondents' Dinner 'an extended middle finger' to Trump

Tucker Carlson: White House Correspondents' Dinner 'an extended middle finger' to Trump

Political satirist Bee hosted the Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., and surprised the crowd by introducing former "Saturday Night Live" regular Ferrell to the stage, sporting grey hair and a cigarette in his hand. He, of course, failed to mention how he had been one of those Hollywood types who went to the dinner before he became president.

Mr Trump was the first president to miss the gala since Ronald Reagan did so in 1981 because he was recovering from an assassination attempt. "And I could not possibly be more thrilled to be more than 100 miles away from the Washington swamp, spending my evening with all of you and with a much, much larger crowd and much better people".

He took aim at Trump, who did not attend the annual event.

The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj took the stage at the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night and addressed President Donald Trump's absence nearly immediately.

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The show was set during the fictitious Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet (played by Martin Sheen), and ran alongside the real presidency of George W. Bush, which at the time was seen as a disastrous presidency, largely due to the Iraq War.

"Donald Trump has now been president for 100 days, and Americans are worse off and his accomplishments are nonexistent".

Because this event is about celebrating the First Amendment and free speech.

At one point Minhaj mocked Trump by saying that the president looks like he'd been roasted for 70 straight years.

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"He's like the cool outcast at school who tells the snotty, rich kids, 'I don't want to go to your stupid party, I'll throw my own, thank you very much!" Trump ended up being the butt of the jokes that night from comedian Seth Meyers and Obama himself.

Carlson said the dinner felt like "an extended middle finger to the president" and very, very anti-Trump.

But no matter where he was, the spotlight was on Trump on Saturday since the day also marked a significant milestone in the career of a president. Mr Trump loves few things more than glamourous dinners with influential people; he may have skipped it because he was made fun of when he attended and knows that most of the dinner's guests abhor his politics. Donald Trump. Because it's 10 am in Russian Federation: "those are business hours". And he vowed to "repeal and replace" Obamacare, continuing to promise that his new plan will include features that he must now by now are pretty much impossible.

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