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Here Are The 10 Best Jokes Trump Missed At The White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Trump didn't show for the journalists' gathering Saturday, but that didn't mean he was off limits for The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj.

Posted on April 30, 2017, at 12:35 a.m. ET

Hasan Minhaj, a correspondent for The Daily Show, performed at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday and, while President Trump didn't attend, there were plenty of laughs at his expense.

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

So without further ado, here are the 10 best jokes of the night:

10. "No one wanted to do this. So of course it lands in the hands of an immigrant, that is how it plays out. Don Rickles died just so you wouldn't ask him to do this gig."


9. "We have to address the elephant that's not in the room. The leader of our country is not here. And that’s because he lives in Moscow, it’s a very long flight. It would be very hard for Vlad to make it. Vlad cant just make it on a Saturday, it’s a Saturday! As for the other guy I think he’s in Pennsylvania because he can't take a joke."

Cliff Owen / AP

8. President Trump "tweets at 3 a.m. Sober. Who is tweeting at 3 a.m. sober? Donald Trump because that's 10 a.m. in Russia, those are business hours."

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

7. "Now, a lot of people think that Steve Bannon is the reason Donald Trump dog whistles to racists and that is not true. Is he here? Is Steve Bannon here? I do not see Steve Bannon. Not see Steve Bannon. Not see Steve Bannon. Nazi Steve Bannon. Nazi Steve Bannon."

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

6. "Ivanka Trump is not here either, I wish she was. If she was here, I would ask her a question we are all thinking: why? Why do you support this man? I get it, we all love our parents. But we would not endorse them for president. If someone asked me, should your dad be president of the United States? I would say, my dad? The guy who tried to return used underwear at Costco?"

Cliff Owen / AP

5. "It finally happened, [Bill O'Reilly] has been fired but then [Fox News] gave him a $25 million severance package, which is the only package he won't force a woman to touch."

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

4. "Now I had a lot more MSNBC jokes, but I don't want to ramble on or I may get a show on MSNBC."

Cliff Owen / AP

3. "Don [Lemon], every time I watch your show I feel like I'm watching a reality TV show. CNN Tonight should just be called, 'Wait A Second, Now Hold On, Stop Yelling At Each Other! With Don Lemon.'"


2. "You [journalists] have to be on your A-game, you cannot make mistakes because when one of you messes up, [Trump] blames your entire group. And now you know what it feels like to be a minority."

Cliff Owen / AP

1. "Its almost, what is it 11? 11 p.m. In four hours Donald Trump will be tweeting about how bad Nicki Minaj bombed at this dinner, and he'll be doing it completely sober."

Cliff Owen / AP

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A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.