'Put That Impeachment Down!' Trump Helps Himself to Teasing at Gridiron Dinner

Official Washington, press trade humorous jabs at Gridiron

Later at the Gridiron dinner, Trump concluded the evening on a more hamonious note. "Nobody does self-deprecating humor better than I do", the president joked.

"I was very excited to receive this invitation and ruin your evening in person", Trump said. "That's why I accepted".

This year's Democratic primary has seven contenders and the Republican race 11, with the latter group including the incumbent, Gov. Jeff Colyer (R). The event traces its history to 1885, the year President Grover Cleveland refused to attend.

Vice President Mike Pence was labeled a "straight man" by Trump, who enthusiastically added, "He is straight!"

"Rest assured, Mr. President, this crowd is way bigger than Cleveland's", Club President David Lightman, congressional editor for McClatchy News, told the white-tie audience.

Trump daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law, Jared Kushner were there, as was White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and National Security Agency director Michael Rogers.

On Saturday, Trump said in a mostly joke-filled speech at the Gridiron Club Dinner in Washington that North Korea "called up a couple of days ago and said, 'We would like to talk.' And I said, 'So would we, but you have to de-nuke. What are you going to do?" "I like chaos. It really is good", he said.

"He wakes up every morning and asks, has he been impeached yet". To muddy a beloved adage: He reserved the brunt of his heat for some of the absent figures who had stayed out of the kitchen - such as his former chief strategist Steve Bannon, who Trump called one of CNN's "true stars, the guy who got you the most scoops and inside info". Indicates Broader Inquiry: Mark Mazzetti, David D. Kirkpatrick and Maggie Haberman write of the New York Times write: George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman, has hovered on the fringes of global diplomacy for three decades.

"After all, you the New York Times are an icon".

Kushner's woes were good for a few laughs.

Mulling over who the White House might next bid adieu to, Trump joked about whether it might be his own wife Melania. They said, 'Can you do it?' And I told them not to worry.

Assuming a jovial tone, the president said he would not rule out direct talks with Kim Jong Un - but warned it was the North's leader who faced "the risk of dealing with a madman". The only senator in his 30s said he was looking for a role model and "the search continues". "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.

Building bridges with North Korea? "She said, 'Behave.'. Is that bad?"

President Donald Trump's senior adviser for policy Stephen Miller.

The major political parties found themselves skewered in parody songs in musical skits.

He also got around to Democratic House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, saying, "she's insane, but she's a fine woman". He was a back-channel negotiator with Syria during the Clinton administration, reinvented himself as an adviser to the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, and previous year was a frequent visitor to President Trump's White House.

The club contributes to college scholarship programs and journalistic organizations, with a membership of Washington-based journalists.

Related News:

  • Mueller Investigating Alleged Trump Attempts To Fire Sessions Over Russia Probe

    Mueller Investigating Alleged Trump Attempts To Fire Sessions Over Russia Probe

    Its lawyers are part of the Justice Department and, contrary to Mr Trump's claims, can and often do refer matters for prosecution. Mr Trump and Republicans had also been encouraging Mr Sessions to look further into the surveillance abuse allegations.
    Iran's Rouhani pledges women to get access to stadiums - FIFA chief

    Iran's Rouhani pledges women to get access to stadiums - FIFA chief

    Rouhani's official website quoted him as telling Infantino that Iran "always has tried to provide more and more access to sport". Men and women can not take part in sports together and are not allowed to be spectators at events involving the opposite gender.
    Primary elections are Tuesday

    Primary elections are Tuesday

    Democrats haven't won a Texas statewide office since 1994, a longest-in-the-country losing streak likely to continue in November. Democrats want to make Texas blue - or at the very least, purple - and a massive surge in voter enthusiasm is giving them hope.
  • UFC Pay-Per-View Fights Are Coming To Amazon.com, Inc

    UFC Pay-Per-View Fights Are Coming To Amazon.com, Inc

    On fighting more frequently as of late: "I'm 32 years old, and I want to do the most fights I can". Cyborg , Kunitskaya, Edgar , Ortega , and any standout fighters may attend the presser.
    Liverpool vs Newcastle, Premier League preview

    Liverpool vs Newcastle, Premier League preview

    NEWCASTLE UNITED: Dubravka 6, Dummett 8, Lascelles 7, Lejeune 7, Yedlin 7, Merino 6, Atsu 6, Diame 6, Kenedy 6, Murphy 6, Gayle 5. Third place Liverpool come into this game on 57 points from 28 games played, just two adrift of Manchester United in second.
    2 army men injured in Pakistani shelling along LoC: Army

    2 army men injured in Pakistani shelling along LoC: Army

    The victims have been identified as 70-year-old Nazeer Hussain Mughal and Shamim Akhtar, both belong to the Dheri village. A civilian was injured in the shelling in Kalsia, where a house was also damaged, he said.
  • Two Sierra snowboarders dead, one at Squaw Valley

    Two Sierra snowboarders dead, one at Squaw Valley

    Wenyu Zhang, 42, of Rocklin was found dead by Squaw Valley Ski Resort, the Placer County Sheriff's Department said in a tweet. Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue conducted an overnight search, which was then postponed due to high avalanche hazard.
    Ivanka Trump under FBI Investigation

    Ivanka Trump under FBI Investigation

    At the time, Ivanka Trump's involvement in the Vancouver property was described as a hands-on role in its interior design. A scion of one of Malaysia's wealthiest families, Tiah runs his family's Canada-based development company Holborn Group.
    John Kelly defiant about handling of Porter abuse scandal

    John Kelly defiant about handling of Porter abuse scandal

    But it's hard in retrospect to see Kelly's opinion of Porter as anything more than as a misjudgment. He began his remarks on Thursday by telling the crowd, "I miss every one of you, every day".
  • Ali, Rashid spin England to dramatic win over NZ

    Ali, Rashid spin England to dramatic win over NZ

    England have taken a 2-1 lead in the ODI series against New Zealand after a thrilling four-run victory in Wellington . The fourth ODI, which will be a deciding one, will be held at University Oval in Dunedin on March 7.
    Combine workouts: Brown bleak, Barkley a freak

    Combine workouts: Brown bleak, Barkley a freak

    Still, Barkley was satisfied with how he performed in the receiving drills, which he considers a vital component of his game. His explosiveness across the three events was jaw dropping, especially considering his measurables.
    Jennifer Lawrence speaks out on being 'certainly mistreated' throughout her career

    Jennifer Lawrence speaks out on being 'certainly mistreated' throughout her career

    It "opens up the conversation for the difference between consent and not consent", she explained. Jennifer Lawrence attends 20th Century Fox x The Wing on February 23, 2018 in New York City.

Most liked

Kylie Jenner Officially Gave Us a Glimpse of Baby Stormi's Adorable Face
In that picture the star posed with her daughter while wearing a tracksuit, looking unlike nearly any first-time mother ever. Scott, real name Jacques Webster, has typically been private about both his relationship with Kylie and his newborn baby.

Turkey strikes at Syrian fighters after eight soldiers killed in Afrin
Saturday's alleged airstrike was the third time in two days that Turkish warplanes have struck Syrian militia positions in Afrin. The day's toll brings the number of Turkish soldiers killed since the launch of operation "Olive Branch" to at least 40.

National Football League free agency rumors: Vikings? Broncos? Jets? Latest on Kirk Cousins sweepstakes
Mike Zimmer knows how important a decision the Minnesota Vikings have to make regarding the quarterback position this offseason. Keenum , Bridgewater and Bradford are all options the team is considering, according to Zimmer.

Ibrahimovic could return for Sweden at World Cup
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that the door is open for a return to worldwide action ahead of the summer's World Cup. Ibrahimovic scored 62 goals in 116 games before announcing his retirement in 2016.