President Trump played the role of comedian-in-chief at the annual Gridiron Dinner Saturday night, serving up jokes about his attorney general, his son-in-law and even his wife.
“So many people have been leaving the White House. It’s invigorating since you want turnover,” Trump quipped.
“I like chaos. It really is good. Who’s going to be the next to leave? (Aide) Steve Miller or Melania?”
Trump took several digs at himself and the press in his first appearance at the white-tie Washington dinner where reporters don wigs and costumes to poke fun at the politicians they cover.
The President relishes attacking the press but his most searing quips targeted his administration and his family.
Trump needled his embattled son-in-law Jared Kushner who was stripped of his top secret security clearance last week.
“We were late tonight because Jared could not get through security,” Trump said.
Trump pointed out Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the audience — a man the President has criticized relentlessly for removing himself from the investigation into Russian election meddling.
Last modified: March 4, 2018