Was Donald Trump treated rudely and unfairly at the White House Correspondents Dinner, where he was made the target of sharp barbs by both President Obama and MC Seth Myers?
Trump thinks so, telling Fox and Friends, “Well, I really understood what I was getting into — I didn’t know that I’d be virtually the sole focus. I had no idea it would be to that extent, where you know, it was just joke after joke after joke. It was almost like, is there anyone else they could talk about?”
Trump is a poor sport, a whiner, a humorless fool, and deluded to boot. He spent the previous month accusing the President of the United States of being a liar, a fraud, a usurper, a poor student, and an illegal alien, appealing to the worst instincts of the most extreme Obama-haters and political foes. His conduct was most charitably and frequently defined as “a joke,” though it was worse than that. He comes to the Correspondent’s Dinner where the President has his one chance to skewer others the way comedians regularly skewer him, having provided by his own boorishness and hucksterism enough material to supply ten stand-up routines, not only claims to be surprised at the extent of his roasting, but is offended that he has to take his medicine.
The President’s comments about Trump, though clearly accompanied by an edge, were completely fair and funny. Actually, the moon walk conspiracy theories and the rumors about Area 51, which the President compared to Trump’s accusations, are arguably more plausible than the birther claims: the Donald got off easy. If the man had an ounce of class, perspective, humility, humor, common sense, decency or courage, he would accept the jibes, laugh, and offer the President an apology.
Instead, he thinks he was abused.
What a jerk.