Donald Trump on Being the 'Sole Focus' of the White House Correspondents' Dinner
By Raphael Chestang
Donald Trump reportedly sat expressionless on Saturday, listening to President Barack Obama and Seth Myers tell jokes at his expense, but he had plenty to say the following day in an interview on "Fox and Friends."
"Well, I really understood what I was getting into - I didn't know that I'd be virtually the sole focus," Trump said of the White House Correspondents' Dinner speeches given by the President and the "Saturday Night Live" head writer. "I guess when you're leading in the polls that sort of thing tends to happen. But I was certainly in a certain way having a good time listening. I don't think the American people are having a good time with $5 gas."
The real-estate magnate even went as far as critiquing the delivery with which the jokes were given, calling Seth Myers "a stutterer."
One of the President's jokes went as follows: "You, Mr. Trump, recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership. And so ultimately, you didn't blame Lil Jon or Meat Loaf. You fired Gary Busey. These are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night. Well handled, sir."
In spite of Trump's take on the event, both speeches were well received by those in attendance.