Trump jokes about Melania leaving him at Gridiron Club Dinner

In a rare move the president and first lady Melania will mingle with D.C. journalists at the white-tie dinner with D.C. journalists

As CNN reports, the president surprised everyone in attendance when he took to the podium at the 2018 Gridiron Dinner on Saturday night and joked about his tumultuous week, which included longtime communications director Hope Hicks tendering her resignation the day after testifying before a congressional investigative committee.

The Trumps have not been very active on the DC social scene, with the exception of a handful of dinners at the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, the June wedding of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and the Ford's Theater Annual Gala previous year.

With many media members in the room, Mr. Trump concluded by extending an olive branch of sorts to the press, after a year in which he has clashed with them repeatedly.

Trump quipped: "I was very excited to receive this invitation and ruin your evening in person".

The annual dinner of the Gridiron Club and Foundation, now in its 133rd year, traces its history to 1885, the year President Grover Cleveland refused to attend.

He also suggested Vice President Mike Pence was just biding his time until Trump was impeached, The Hill reported.

A cast member playing Hillary Clinton offered her version of the song "You're So Vain", the title referring to her, but the lyrics aimed at the president: "You walked into my West Wing/My White House or so I thought/Your tie strategically dropped below your belt/Your hair it was apricot".

Speaking at the Saturday night event in Washington D.C., the president joked that he had arrived late "because Jared couldn't get through security", in a reference to Kushner's security clearance being downgraded. I stuck up for her for years and now I say, "They were all right".




"Lately, it bothers me".

"I am accomplishing a lot in Washington and have never had a better time doing something, and especially since this is for the American People!" he added. Now the question everyone keeps asking is, 'Who is going to be the next to leave? Trump told the audience "I really have to say, the media is even more biased this year than ever before - ever". Just trust me, I would kick his ass.

"We were late tonight because Jared could not get through security", the president told the crowd.

Now, I'm sure some Trump supporters will defend Trump with a typical "what aboutism", arguing that President Barack Obama comically fileted Trump at the 2011 White House Correspondent's Dinner.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, representing the Democrats, joked that he could lead a New Orleans parade as "King Chaos".

"After all, you the New York Times are an icon". They also lost one of their true stars, the guy who got you the most scoops, inside info, and really the very best reporter. By Gridiron tradition, comments came from one Republican, Sen. "It really is good", he said, while Melania was on the stage with him.

-On the first lady: Trump said he doesn't understand why everyone says #freemelania. "This might be the most fun I have had since watching your faces on election night".

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