Trump full of jokes at annual media dinner

Trump full of jokes at annual media dinner

"As I'm sure you've seen, we're now riding very high in the polls, which is hard to believe considering I never get any good press", Trump said.

This year's Democratic primary has seven contenders and the Republican race 11, with the latter group including the incumbent, Gov. Jeff Colyer (R).

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

The president also quipped about VP Mike Pence allegedly asking every morning whether Trump had been impeached yet - an apparent reference to the vice president being next in line for the presidency if Trump's most ardent critics succeed in ejecting him from office.

Trump also excused his late arrival by suggesting that Jared Kushner couldn't get through security. By the way, I always knew, someday, you're going to fire her. "I really am proud to call him the apprentice", he said. "He is showing a particularly keen interest in the news these days". He said former aide Steve Bannon talked too much to reporters, and "leaked more than the Titanic".

In this October 20, 2016 file photo, from left, Alfred E. Smith IV, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stand to applaud during the 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in NY. And he made fun of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr, who stepped down in December as publisher of The New York Times, saying: "I inherited millions. And the only difference is I still own my buildings", Trump said.

Kushner's woes were good for a few laughs. Besides joking about Pence and Kushner, Trump also slipped in a joke about the rumored state of his marriage in a departure from his usually more serious tone.

Mulling over who the White House might next bid adieu to, Trump joked about whether it might be his own wife Melania. It's invigorating since you want turnover. "Steve Miller or Melania?'" Trump said.

He touched on worldwide politics with regard to tensions on the Korean peninsula, saying that he would not rule out direct talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "I just won't. As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that's his problem, not mine".

"Orrin said that 'Donald Trump is the best at self-deprecation in the history of America". The only senator in his 30s says he's looking for a role model and "the search continues". Looking to find common ground with the president, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, a Democrat, observed that "we're both a little overweight and balding - I just have had an easier time admitting it".

If a meeting does happen, it would be the first between the Trump administration and North Korea, with the two countries now in a standoff over the North's development of nuclear weapons that may be capable of hitting the US mainland.

Perish the thought. "She's actually having a great time", he said.

The rest of the evening was filled with musical skits and journalists performing versions of well-known songs re-worded to skewer lawmakers and the major political parties.

That included apparently ad libbed broadsides lobbed at former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ("man, she's insane - but she's a fine woman"), former Vice President Joe Biden ("trust me, I would kick his ass") and Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election: "What is he, on some committee?"

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