Trump found himself on the other end of ribbing, too - skits by Gridiron members included Fox News host Bret Baier making cracks at the Russia probe, singing to the tune of "You Can't Hurry Love" with lyrics that included "But how many Russians did the campaign meet?/Don Jr.in Trump Tower, about "adoption" - sure".
On Sunday, Trump reviewed his performance and was pleased with how he handled himself.
The Gridiron Dinner's reputation as a night of bipartisan mirth was evidenced by those who accepted invitations, including last year's headliner, Vice-President Pence.
Having presidents attempt to do stand-up a couple times a year has always struck me as rather odd.
Trump's comedy turn comes after a week when his administration has been universally derided as "chaotic". "Looking to find common ground with the president, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, a Democrat, observed that 'we're both a little overweight and balding - I just have had an easier time admitting it, '" the newspaper reported. "That guy leaked more than the Titanic". You're a NY icon.
According to Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn, Trump "humiliated" his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, who accompanied him to the event.
In a nod to his penchant for over-the-top praise of his accomplishments, Trump said, "My staff was concerned that I couldn't do self-deprecating humor". Trump took the stage on the same night Alec Baldwin returned to "Saturday Night Live" to do a Trump impersonation the president considers bad.
Last year, Trump turned down invitations to the Gridiron and the other high-profile press event, the White House Correspondents Association Dinner. I like turnover. I like chaos.
He added, "Now the question everyone keeps asking is, 'Who's going to be the next to leave?" Of the turmoil now roiling the White House staff, he offered this quip: "So many people have been leaving the White House", he said. "Steve Miller or Melania?'" Trump joked.
On former Vice President Joe Biden, who is said to be considering a run for president in 2020: "There's talk about Joe Biden, Sleepy Joe, getting into the race".
President Donald Trump on Saturday night traded humorous jabs with a cabal of lawmakers, administration officials, media figures and military officers at the annual Gridiron Dinner in Washington.
"I won't rule out direct talks with Kim Jong Un, I just won't". He said spending the evening with them was the best time he'd had since watching their faces on election night.
Landrieu also took aim at Trump's Cabinet - and, in the tradition of these kinds of everyone-is-fair-game speeches, a fellow Democrat. Maybe positive things are happening, I hope that's true ... Active membership is limited to 65 Washington-based journalists.
Business dealings linked to Kushner and his family continue to draw scrutiny from investigative reporters, to the point where Trump joked about his son-in-law at the Gridiron: "You know, we were late tonight because Jared could not get through security". But all of the presidents going back to at least Ronald Reagan have been pretty damned good at it. Aides described Hicks as a calming influence on the often volatile Trump, a quality that will be missed after her departure.
For senior citizens, the rate on deposits for two years or more has been increased to 7 per cent from 6.5 per cent earlier. The banks have no option but to raise lending rates to insulate their profitability against the provisioning of bad loans.
It is worth noting here that the Samsung Max app is presently incompatible with devices other than the eligible Samsung devices. Starting on February 23, 2018, the application will be available for download on Google Play on select Samsung Galaxy devices.
No group is yet to lay claim on the attack on Kabul , a city under heavy attacks from both the Taliban and the Islamic State. At the blast site in the Qabil Bay neighborhood, blood pooled on the pavement amid rubble in front of a destroyed building.
In December a year ago , Walt Disney agreed to buy the bulk of 21st Century Fox's business, including its 39% Sky stake. Disney also sees the benefits of owning Sky , with CEO Bob Iger describing it previous year as "a real crown jewel ".
Among other things, he developed the first test for anabolic steroids as chairman of the Sports Council from 1971 to 1974. Bannister was unhappy and pondered giving up running but set a new goal for himself instead: the sub-four minute mile.
The Rams will reportedly receive a mid-round pick from the Dolphins , who have one selection in the third and two in the fourth. The move eliminates a need for defensive end help unless of course the Dolphins decide to release one of their current DE's.
Baldwin was brought on for the persona during the 2016 presidential campaign and has continued to mock the sitting president. Baldwin, a Democratic activist, received an Emmy award for his running parody a year ago on Saturday Night Live , or SNL .
He watched them all the time and at the time Derek Jeter was his favorite player. "I love watching winners win", he said. In addition to making routine throws to first, he also worked on his double-play pivots with shortstop Didi Gregorius .
Among the detainees was 15-year-old Muhammad Tamimi , who is scheduled to have reconstructive surgery on his skull on March 5th. An army spokeswoman told The Times of Israel that "the 15-year-old was checked by an IDF medic and was found fit for custody".
NZ win toss, bowl against England
Southee was outstanding, top and tail of the innings. "We've had two pretty close games and it's been a great series so far". But Moeen was soon capturing wickets - including left-handers Mark Chapman and Tom Latham with successive deliveries.
Southampton vs. Stoke City: Opposition threat
Meanwhile, Charlie Austin remains out on the sidelines. "It's a huge opportunity for Stoke to jump out of the bottom three". Mary's Stadium , Southampton will play four straight away games and do not have another home game until April 14.
Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle: No problems at Anfield
A first defeat in five games , and just a second in nine, leaves Newcastle 16th in the table and two points above the dropzone. The second half proved more of the same until Sadio Mané doubled the lead in the 55th minute, effectively ending the match.
Is Ronda Rousey the WWE's Next Brock Lesnar?
WWE has been building their unique mixed tag team tournament in recent weeks as it continues to air exclusively on Facebook Watch. The segment ended with Rousey signing her WWE contract, tossing the clipboard onto a dazed Triple H rolling around on the canvas.
Toys "R" Us enters administration in the UK
Maplin, which was founded in 1972, will continue to trade during the administration process, the company's CEO Graham Harris said. Toys R Us UK and Maplin both went into administration this morning, putting thousands of jobs at risk.
Why Kalaa's teaser release postponed?
The teaser will now release on March 2nd and Santosh Narayanan is composing the tunes and the background score. And the upcoming gangster drama will mark the first collaboration of Dhanush with his superstar father-in-law.
Doe-eyed superhero picked for Tokyo 2020 mascot
Almost 600 cheering schoolchildren attended a ceremony in Tokyo's Shinagawa ward on Wednesday to hear the results of that vote. The other is a cherry blossom-inspired superhero, a report in The Guardian said on Wednesday.
Duminy and Klaasen do it for South Africa
Arguably, Chahal bowls a more consistent line than Kuldeep Yadav and this explains latter's omission from the first two games . However, Farhaan Behardien's 16 (10) helped skipper Duminy continue his attack, clinching the match with two sixes at the end.
Giving Meaning to South Africa's Ocean Economy
This is expected to see the country's debt pile stabilize at a level equivalent to 56.2% of GDP by the end of the 2022 year. That is barely in line with population growth and far short of the 3% expansion for 2018 Mr.