At joke-filled dinner, Trump suggests US will meet with North Korea

At joke-filled dinner, Trump suggests US will meet with North Korea

Mr. Trump's remarks came shortly before South Korea's presidency announced on Sunday that a high-level delegation of South Korean officials will travel to North Korea on Monday to discuss improving relations on the peninsula and possible talks between Washington and Pyongyang.

"I offered him a ride over and he recused himself", Trump said.

But he also quipped: "As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that's his problem, not mine". And that's true. Obama used comedy to crush Trump for his birtherism claims and also his "credentials and breadth of experience", ridiculing Trump for having to make a tough decision on "The Apprentice" of whether to fire Meat Loaf, rapper Lil Jon or actor Gary Busey.

He added that North Korea had "called up a couple of days ago" to say they would be open for talks.

"As I'm sure you've seen, we're now riding very high in the polls, which is hard to believe considering I never get any good press. And a lot of you cover things very squarely and there are few professions that i respect more".

"Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his bad impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony", the president wrote, twenty minutes after deleting a similar tweet riddled with typos. Mr Trump's speech lasted more than a half hour and included plenty of one-liners.

At the event, Club President David Lightman and congressional editor for McClatchy News made a jab at Trump, referencing his headline-making inauguration crowd complaints saying that the crowd at the dinner was bigger than Grover Cleveland, who refused to attend the Gridiron Dinner in 1885.

Asked about reports that Trump had even hinted to friends that he hoped John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, could find a way to usher the Kushners out, Christie pointed to the recent resignation of Trump confidante Hope Hicks amid a swirl of controversy.

According to eyewitness accounts, Trump delivered a speech in which he took shots at the media, his administration, and even himself.

White House departures: "Now the question everyone keeps asking is, who is going to be the next to leave?" You're a NY icon. I like chaos. It really is good.

Trump went on to joke that Pence begins every day asking, "Is he impeached yet?" [Adviser] Steve Miller or Melania?' ... Trump rattled off a series of jokes that got plenty of laughs, skewering members of his own Cabinet like Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who were all present in the Washington hotel ballroom. I'm a NY icon, you're a NY icon.

For much of the night, he was a good sport - laughing and applauding at times during the evening's entertainment.

He closed by saying: "I just want to say this, this is one of the best times I've had with the media - this might be the most fun I've had since watching your faces on election night".

"We also have some of the leading lights of the media here including some folks from the failing New York Times".

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