Trump jokes about his impeachment, mocks media

Trump jokes about his impeachment, mocks media

Trump jokes about his impeachment, mocks media

Trump told the crowd that he'd offered a ride to the dinner to Sessions, "but he recused himself".

At the Gridiron Club Dinner on Saturday night, a white-tie event typically including both journalists and politicians, and featuring jokes about both sides of the aisle, the President made light of a public feud with his attorney general, an embarrassing demotion of sorts for his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and any possible tension in his marriage over alleged affairs.

Previous year the president skipped the Gridiron dinner, which traces its history back to 1885, when President Grover Cleveland refused to attend.

All presidents since 1885, except for Grover Cleveland, have accepted the club's invitation to attend at least one annual dinner.

Accused frequently of being thin-skinned, President Trump reassured the audience that "nobody does self-deprecating humor better than I do", the Associated Press reported.

On Sunday, Trump reviewed his performance and was pleased with how he handled himself. You're a NY icon. I like chaos. It is really good.

Waters appeared with MSNBC's Joy Reid this morning and said, "This President has been called stupid, he has been called ignorant, and even his Secretary of State did not deny that he called him a moron". There was nobody like him-[former White House strategist] Steve Bannon.

Referring to reports that Chief of Staff John F. Kelly has been limiting the access of Mr. Kushner and Ivanka Trump to the Oval Office, Mr. Trump deadpanned, "There's been a lot of criticism of John Kelly in the press, which I think is very very unfair". In fact, to this point, the only media gala Trump has planned to take part in during his young presidency was one of his own creation, The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards, and that turned out to be a Web page.

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"A couple days ago they said we would like to talk, and I said, so would we, but you have to de-nuke, you have to de-nuke. Who's going to be the next to leave - (aide) Steve Miller or Melania?" "As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that's his problem, not mine", he said.

It was an enjoyable presidential debut at the Gridiron Club's annual dinner for Donald Trump, who dished out pointed one-liners and endured some barbs from political rivals and the press.

He then attempted to fix any inference that the first lady might leave him by praising her for the job she's done and by saying "she's actually having a great time".

Trump continued: "That is bad, honey, but you love me, right? I'm a NY icon, you're a NY icon, and the only difference is, I still own my buildings".

Trump's aides had apparently anxious he might not be prepared for event's the self-deprecating tone, but he said the opposite was true.

"I was very excited to receive this invitation and ruin your evening in person".

Citing the prerequisite anonymous sources in the know, the paper said the president is frustrated with Kushner after his security clearance was downgraded this week.

"On Vice President Mike Pence: "He is one of the best straight men you're ever going to meet. he is straight". He said spending the evening with them was the best time he'd had since watching their faces on election night.

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