Donald Trump swaggered in to the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night with his own entourage of thick necked guys with wires in their ears and star-struck Washingtonians crowding around him – as well as the biggest recent buzz in the nascent 2012 presidential race.
By the end of the evening, his glass jaw was shattered all over the floor of the Washington Hilton, after first President Obama and then special guest Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live ripped the orange-haired reality show blowhard who had been showing well in GOP polls on the strength of his name ID and flogging of “birther” conspiracy theories that hold Obama was not born in the U.S.
The Donald did not appear to be a good sport about it at all. Cameras captured him smirking as Obama spoke, and then glowering when Meyers skewered him. The folks at the Washington Post table, who had invited him to the celebrity-studded annual event, fell into the awkward silence of people who probably wanted to laugh at the jokes but were only being polite.
“Donald Trump has been saying he will run for president as a Republican, which is surprising because I just assumed he was running as a joke,” Myers said. Trump “often appears on Fox, which is ironic because a fox often appears on his head.”