One of the more memorable moments from last year's White House Correspondents' Dinner was when host Seth Meyers laid into Donald Trump for a few solid jokes. Now that I think about it, the highlight of almost any event would be a block of time devoted to Donald Trump jokes. When cameras panned to Trump's face, he was clearly not happy about the unsolicited roast, unless a stern scowl is his way of expressing delight. At the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Trump has often become the butt of a good joke, but during a red carpet interview with CBS Saturday, he claimed he enjoyed last year's dinner because it was "all about Trump!"
During its red carpet live arrivals segment, CBS showed a clip of Meyers skewering Trump at last year's dinner. Among the (very on-point) jokes included:
Donald Trump has been saying he'll run for president as a Republican, which is surprising since I just assumed he was running as a joke.
Donald Trump often appears on Fox, which is ironic because a fox often appears on Donald Trump's head.
If you're at The Washington Post table with Trump and you can't finish your entree, don't worry. The fox will eat it.
Gary Busey said recently that Donald Trump would make a great president. Of course, he said the same thing about an old, rusty birdcage he found.
Just for the record, this was the face Trump made throughout Meyers' entire roast of him.
(And just FYI, this was Obama's face:)
But, a year later, the Donald is trying to spin the story and say that he was having a ball, even when Meyers suggested Trump could take a cue from past Republican candidates and choose his running mate at the Miss USA Pageant, which the real estate tycoon owns.
Trump told CBS' Alicia Amling and Vladimir Duthiers that he "loved it."
I was having a great time! The whole thing was, like, Trump!
Hmmm... Are you sure about that, Trump? May we remind you that this was the face you made?
But maybe he is being honest because if we know one thing about Trump (besides his penchant for calling people losers), it's that he loves the spotlight. And as someone astutely pointed out, there's really no reason for Trump to attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner every year just to be abused.
Well, if he thinks that this is all just The Trump Show, then let's give him what he wants: many, many more Trump jokes.