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10 of Hasan Minhaj's Best Lines From the White House Correspondents' Dinner

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Tobias Pedroso | 04 May, 2017, 19:31

The objective of the dinner is to "acknowledge award-winners, present scholarships, and give the press and the president an evening of friendly appreciation", according to former White House Correspondents' Association president Ann Compton.

"I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be more than 100 miles away from Washington's swamp, spending my evening with all of you".

Trump called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier this month, to congratulate him on a victory that gave the authoritarian leader increased power, and the two are scheduled to meet in person in Washington next month. "Others may disagree about that". On the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he has vowed to renegotiate, he said "if we can't make a fair deal for our companies and our workers we will terminate NAFTA".

Trump's rally Saturday night in Harrisburg offered a familiar recapitulation of what he and aides have argued for days are administration successes, including the successful confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, his Cabinet choices and the approval of construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. "Just take an hour, figure out what you want to say, then go on the air". The media is one of his favourite whipping boys; more so because it reviewed his 100-day record as poor and mixed. "'Take me in tender woman, take me in, for heaven's sake", cried Mr Trump.

The New York Times reports an invitation to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House came as a surprise to both the National Security Council and the State Department-which has criticized Duterte for supporting vigilante killings of drug dealers.

He says one person who runs a "major, major company" with a "magnificent office with lovely glass walls" had been to the White House 51 times, but never inside the Oval Office. I get it. We gotta address the elephant that's not in the room.

A crowd of approximately 200 protesters marched outside the Farm Show Complex, shouting, "We're going to beat back the Trump attack".

But this year's dinner interrupted the long-held tradition. Reagan, who missed the dinner after his infamous assassination attempt, still went on to deliver his regards at the event via telephone. President Trump is looking to the God-given liberties of the sanctity of life. Trump ended up being the butt of the jokes that night from comedian Seth Meyers and Obama himself.

"The goal of this call is all about North Korea", White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said on ABC TV's "This week". "The new guy needed 100 days".

On Saturday, Trump again assailed the media assigned to cover him and his administration, calling them "fake news" and "dishonest media".

Trump, a longtime critic of the number of Obama's executive orders, issued more executive orders in his first 100 days than any other president aside from Harry Truman.

"They are gathered together for the White House Correspondents' Dinner without the president".