Larry Wilmore: If Trump were president I’d make White House Correspondent Dinner all about him
Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore laughed at the thought of hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner during a Donald Trump presidency, Salon reported.
“If I was doing it and Trump was president, I would do the entire thing about Trump,” he said. “And I would make it seem like I was not going to do a joke about him, but then the punchline will be about Trump. Like no matter what the set-up was, the punchline would be Trump.”
The event will be the final one of President Barack Obama’s administration. Five years ago — when Trump was teasing a presidential run — Obama famously mocked Trump to his face from the dais.
“For example, in a recent episode of The Apprentice, at the steakhouse, the men’s cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks,” Obama said at the time. “And there was a lot of blame to go around, but you, Mr. Trump, recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership. So ultimately you didn’t blame Little John, or Meatloaf, you fired Gary Busey. These are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night.”
Wilmore called that night his favorite of the correspondents’ dinners.
“Can you imagine [Trump] sitting on that dais? Because he can’t take a joke,” he said. “Just because of the whole Trump thing, because both Obama and Seth went after Trump. And it was so funny to see his face, just — can’t take it, can’t take it, can’t take it, can’t take it.”