It's Been 10 Years Since Barack Obama And Seth Meyers Roasted Donald Trump

Written by on May 1, 2021

Friday marked 10 years to the day since then-President Barack Obama and comic Seth Meyers roasted then-businessman and reality-TV persona Donald Trump through the 2011 White Home Correspondents’ Affiliation dinner.

Some key Trump allies and commentators have urged the gags angered Trump into working for workplace in 2016. Trump, although, has dismissed the suggestion.

Obama on April 30, 2011, mocked Trump’s rumored White Home run (which he’d been touting for greater than 30 years) and ripped Trump’s pushing of the racist birther conspiracy principle with a crack about releasing his official start video — full with a clip from Disney’s “The Lion King.”

“Nobody is happier, nobody is prouder to place this start certificates matter to relaxation than the Donald,” Obama continued. “And that’s as a result of he can lastly get again to specializing in the problems that matter, like: Did we faux the moon touchdown? What actually occurred in Roswell? And the place are Biggie and Tupac?”

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Meyers, then the pinnacle author at “Saturday Night time Dwell,” equally poked enjoyable at Trump with a barrage of gags throughout his flip because the dinner’s visitor comic.

“Donald Trump has been saying he’ll run for president as a Republican, which is shocking since I simply assumed he was working as a joke,” he cracked as one zinger, later including, “Donald Trump owns the Miss USA pageant, which is nice for Republicans as a result of it’s going to streamline their seek for a vp.”

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Trump allies have beforehand claimed the gags stirred Trump into getting into nationwide politics. Meyers himself in 2017 joked about kicking “the hornet’s nest,” claiming “that’s the evening he determined to run.”

Trump, nonetheless, has denied the declare.

“The president was making jokes about me,” he instructed The Washington Publish. “I used to be having a good time. I used to be so honored. I used to be truly so honored. And actually, he delivered them nicely.”

Meyers’ routine, although, was “too nasty, out of order,” mentioned Trump, who earlier than and all through his presidency used Twitter to lob insults and belittle his political enemies. He was completely banned from the social media platform in January following his incitement of the lethal U.S. Capitol riot.

“There are various causes I’m working,” Trump added 5 years in the past. “However that’s not one in all them.”

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