Trump joked he only turned up at the annual event to ruin everyone's evening in person. "Nobody does self-deprecating humor better than I do", the president joked.
"I want to thank the press for all you do to support and sustain our democracy", Trump said, concluding the evening. "That's why I accepted". Every president since 1885 has attended the annual dinner of the Gridiron Club and Foundation at least once. Since then, every U.S. president has managed to attend at least one of the events during the course of their term. The organization said the event attracted about 660 journalists, media executives, lawmakers, administration officials and military officers.
The president talked about planning his remarks and said he discussed them with the "funniest" people in the White House, including Vice President Mike Pence.
He continued by describing the recent turnover at the White House as "exciting and invigorating".
Accused frequently of being thin-skinned, President Trump reassured the audience that "nobody does self-deprecating humor better than I do", the Associated Press reported.
"Now the question everyone keeps asking is, 'Who is going to be the next to leave? Steve Miller or Melania?'"
He went on to mention former aide Steve Bannon, saying he "leaked more than the Titanic", and he referred to Vice President Mike Pence as his "apprentice".
Despite the president previously appearing to be far less comfortable with such comedic shows than his predecessor Barack Obama, who gave several amusing speeches to the White House Correspondents Dinner, which Trump previous year avoided, he seemed to enjoy his new role as comedian in chief. By the way, I always knew, someday, you're going to fire her.
"After all, you the New York Times are an icon. And the only difference is I still own my buildings". Hours earlier he tweeted that the mainstream United States media had "gone insane".
The President relishes attacking the press but his most searing quips targeted his administration and his family.
And all the while - before, between and after the two politicians' sets - the journalists of the Gridiron Club carried out another tradition, dressing up and performing musical skits swiping broadly at politicians and themselves.
Cotton made light of what he called the source of his personality: the common touch of Harvard, the sensitivity of the army, and the personal touch of Dick Cheney.
North Korea says the United States "should not misjudge" its intention for dialogue following President Donald Trump's comments Saturday night that Pyongyang had recently reached out about possible talks. The only senator in his 30s said he was looking for a role model and "the search continues". Just trust me, I would kick his ass.
You can read the full transcript of Trump's Gridiron remarks here.
Student took his father's gun, killed both parents in Central Michigan dorm, police say:Alex Horton of the Washington Post writes: Central Michigan University police called Diva Jeneen Davis on Thursday with a message of concern about the behavior of her son, James Davis Jr., saying that perhaps it would be best if she and her husband came to pick him up.
This year's Democratic primary has seven contenders and the Republican race 11, with the latter group including the incumbent, Gov. Jeff Colyer (R).
Through the first week of early voting, the largest counties have returned nearly 11,000 more Democratic votes than Republican. Smith is retiring this session after a 32-year run, leaving a sea of Republicans and four Democrats to fight for his spot.
He captioned it, writing " My lil mama 1 month today her favorite unit of course ". "She's always been very maternal". Filming into a mirror the designer flicked her hair and sat on the floor, captioning the video "1 monthhhhhh".
Kelly Ripa is standing by Ryan Seacrest after a woman went public with sexual harassment claims against the co-host. Entertainment spokesperson said in a statement , "E!'s investigation was extremely comprehensive and thorough.
Tirumurti said both Modi and King Abdullah welcomed the signing of the MoU on defence cooperation folloiwng Thursday's meeting. Addressing the event, Prime Minister said that all major religions and sects in the world were born and brought up in India.
Earlier in the day, Dick's Sporting Goods announced a similar policy change on the minimum age to purchase a gun . As of today, the weapon will not be available at any Dick's or Field and Stream store nationally.
In a YouTube video of the launch of Trump Luxe in Vancouver, Tiah and Ivanka Trump are interviewed about the art of the deal. The $360-million project attracts foreign buyers, but it's unclear why officials are looking into this particular deal.
In his remark, he stated that Billy Graham was a humble shepherd of the Lord, and he was unbelievably blessed to have met him. President Trump, first lady Melania Trump , Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence are expected to attend.
TechCrunch reported some Alexa services, such as turning lights on and off, were still working through the Amazon Alexa app. Alexa will also be mindful of the Japanese culture, which is more formal and conservative than American culture.
They have some players back from injury, and it's worth remembering they recently held Manchester City to a draw at Turf Moor. The Burnley right-back put in a solid defensive performance and provided a fantastic through-ball for Barnes' victor .
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has indicated that he could come out of worldwide retirement to represent Sweden at this summer's World Cup. Sweden qualified for this year's World Cup in Russian Federation by beating Italy in a playoff.
England beat New Zealand by 4 runs
Ish Sodhi stood out for the hosts with 3 for 53. "It was a brilliant game of cricket and was hopefully entertaining for everyone". Legspinner Ish Sodhi was a touch more expensive than might have been wanted but took three wickets and bowled well.
Slovakia journalist murder: 7 suspects released
The case has tapped into a wellspring of public anger over links between Slovak business and politics. The seven suspects were detained during raids in seven locations in eastern Slovakia .
Colts have met with RB Saquon Barkley at NFL Combine
He told the NFL Network that he wanted to run the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds and reach 42 inches in the vertical jump . Ohio State CB Denzel Ward measured 5-feet-10 7/8 inches, 183 pounds and has 31 1/4-inch arms at the 2018 NFL Combine .
Tell truth or resign: Nobel laureates tell Suu Kyi
The laureates also met Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday and promised to work toward solving the crisis. The three called on Aung San Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize victor , to stop the persecution of the minority group.
Mercedes´ Valtteri Bottas sets pace on day two of…
Vandoorne still finished third fastest with a 1:20.325, however, his time was set on Pirelli's new hypersoft tyres. Not the conditions we normally run. "If I perform well, then that will naturally cause some tension (between us).
The US Did Worse Than Expected At The Winter Olympics
Norway topped the final medal tally with 14 golds ahead of Germany, which also had 14 gold but fewer medals in all. Great Britain won five medals in South Korea - one gold and four bronze - to reach UK Sport's Games target.