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Donald Trump Gets Skewered at the WHCA Dinner

Oh my. If you missed it last night — what? You weren’t watching C-SPAN on a Saturday night? — here are the clips of the comedy bits from last night’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. To say Donald Trump was skewered by the president and SNL’s Seth Meyers is probably an understatement. Turmp seemed to crack a slight smile at the first joke, but ended up sitting stone-faced once the jokes got more personal. Seth Meyers ended up with a standing ovation at the end — except for Donald Trump.

Basically, I’m with Dana Milbank that these events have become a perversion of their original purpose, but I understand why the president was so harsh with his jokes. He figuratively punched Donald Trump in the nose, and quite possibly, knocked him out of the 2012 race.

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