The Best Trump Burns At The White House Correspondents' Dinner

by John Haltiwanger

Hasan Minhaj, who is typically spotted on "The Daily Show," was in the nation's capital on Saturday night to host the White House Correspondents' Dinner (WHCD).

President Donald Trump was not in attendance, which is slightly controversial.

The last president to skip the WHCD was Ronald Reagan. But he had a far better excuse for not going — he'd recently been shot in an assassination attempt and was recovering.

Instead of going to the WHCD, Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania, which was full of empty seats and reportedly attended by members of a skinhead group. (Elite Daily reached out to a representative for President Trump on the presence of skinhead groups at his Pennsylvania rally but did not hear back at the time of publication.)

In spite of his absence, Trump couldn't escape getting roasted by host Minhaj.

Here are some of the best Trump burns from Minhaj's speech at the WHCD:

"King Joffrey is president and it feels like the 'Red Wedding' in here."

"Game of Thrones" references FTW.

"We gotta address the elephant that's not in the room."


"The leader of our country is not here, and that's because he lives in Moscow. It's a very long flight. Vlad can't just make it on a Saturday... As for the other guy, I think he's in Pennsylvania because he can't take a joke."

Putin definitely laughed at that joke.

"I get why Donald Trump didn't want to be roasted tonight. By the looks of him, he's been roasting non-stop for the past 70 years."


"Historically, the president usually performs at the Correspondents' Dinner. But I think I speak for all of us when I say he's done far too much bombing this month."


"We are living in the golden age of lying. Now is the time to be a liar, and Donald Trump is liar-in-chief."

He has a point.

Trump surely felt these burns all the way in Pennsylvania.