Donald Trump tells Fox News he's unhappy about Correspondents' Dinner roast, calls Seth Meyers 'a stutterer'


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Donald Trump was the target of several jokes at this weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The tycoon has a sense of humor, of course, but when he called in to Fox News yesterday morning, he admitted that he felt like President Obama’s jabs — which compared Birther movementarians to moon landing skeptics and portrayed the Trump White House as a neon-lit pool party — might have been overkill. “I understood what I was getting into,” said the rumored candidate for president, but he noted that he “didn’t realize I would be the sole focus.” It’s important that you realize, though, that Trump wasn’t feeling bad for himself while the audience cackled at him. He was feeling bad for You. “I was thinking to myself as they were doing this that the American people are really suffering, and we’re all having a good time. I think it’s inappropriate in certain respects,” said the host of The Celebrity Apprentice, a show about plastic surgery casualties and steroid memoirists learning how to sell lemonade.

Trump had nothing but passive-aggressively kind words for President Obama, but he didn’t think much of this year’s comedian-in-chief. “I thought Seth Meyers, frankly, his delivery was not good. He’s a stutterer, and he really was having a hard time.” In a press release from the Stuttering Foundation, foundation president Jane Fraser responded: “Shame on you, Mr. Trump! In light of The King’s Speech and the new awareness it has brought to stuttering, we had hoped that this kind of unfortunate comment was a thing of the past.” The press release goes on to note that Winston Churchill and James Earl Jones both struggled with stuttering. (As a childhood stutterer myself, I have a personal message for Mr. Trump: Dude, if you ca-ca-ca-ca-can’t take it, then don’t di-di-di-di-dish it out.)

In conclusion, Trump reminded viewers that the Correspondents’ Dinner was “a largely liberal room,” and refocused attention on his non-campaign campaign promises: “What I do best is the economy. I’ll get China to change its ways.” China could not be reached for comment.

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  • sunny

    god how i hate this guy

    • LK

      Couldn’t have said it better.

      • tg


      • Roger

        Definitely. Myers and Obama had great jokes on him though.

      • PHD

        well said

      • anonymous

        DUMP the TRUMP.

      • anonymous

        Do not get Trumped by The Donald

      • LMNOP

        Right after Saturday’s whooping, do you think Trump realized that he was out of Obama’s league, or did it not hit him until after the announcement on Sunday night of OBL’s death?

        Trump is an unintelligent, egotistical blowhard. Every time he opens his mouth he proves it even moreso.

        People like Trump and Palin are like trendy pop music–good for a few listens, then on to the next new release because you’re already sick of the song. Both Trump & Palin will fade. It won’t take long.

    • Sarah O

      Me too!

      • Bette

        Donald is NOT newsworthy.
        Why is he picking on Seth ? Do you think Seth wrote some of Obama’s jokes making fun of Trump.

    • Jim

      I didn’t think there was anyone that I disliked more than Sarah Palin and her family. I may have discovered one. Trump is a tool.

      • Mary Anne

        In the words of J Timberlake—“cry me a river!!!!!!!!!!”

      • paDNCMSTR


        In just one small sentence, similar to your small mind and something else I’m sure…you have proven yourself to be a typical psycho Left wing liberal idiot.

      • almprin06

        Any person who defends self-serving, foot-in-mouth entertainers like Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, or Glenn Beck needs to shut off Fox ‘News’ and do some serious growing-up. Really people…If you don’t realize it’s obviously all about ratings for them, please just get off my planet.

      • almprin06

        I almost agree with Jim, but Trump has not surpassed the ignorance of Palin. For example, I imagine if you asked Trump to name one thing he’s ever read, anything…just ONE thing!, he could probably provide an answer (simply name a book or a magazine) before getting defensive.

    • Jean Guy Levesque

      I absolutely love Donald Trump the fat orange haired CLOWN. Where else can you get this kind of entertainment, he’s sooo delusional. Trump run for President, I want to laugh. Vive la Quebec!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • tad

      He’s hideous

    • kremzeek!

      you’re not the only one,sunny.i’ve hated trump even before he bent over for the birthers and teabaggers.i hate people who call him “the donald” too.

    • chad

      His hair looks like it was styled by a blind 3 year old using a Garden Weasel.

    • Kahala

      I love Trump. Everytime I hear his name I have a bowel movement and that is great at my age. I just need to remember to wipe my Trump after taking my Donald.

  • lostfan23

    I’m a Republican, and I pray to God this fool does not try to run. What an embarrassment.

    • Squirella

      Trump/Palin 2012!
      Guaranteed to bring on Armageddon!

      • Carla

        Better yet, in addition to dinner AND a show for a whole year, those 2 knuckleheads would be handing Obama another 4 years!

      • karen

        Trump/Palin 2012
        How did the Mayans know

      • Woot

        There is a small part of me that would prefer it to be Palin/Trump if the two ran together. Does that make me a bad person? (Let me remind you I am a democrat and would never support either.)

    • Elizabeth

      I do too, because all I’ve seen from your party are people who fall back on 4th grade insults when they’re called out on their crap over the past 3 years. Palin, Bachmann, and now Trump. Yikes dude!

      • Dr. Linus

        Sorry but the Left hurl the same 4th grade insults. Both sides suck.

    • Amazing

      This is was FANTASITC: ” “I was thinking to myself as they were doing this that the American people are really suffering, and we’re all having a good time. I think it’s inappropriate in certain respects,” said the host of The Celebrity Apprentice, a show about plastic surgery casualties and steroid memoirists learning how to sell lemonade.”

      • Nicole

        No kidding. Like the American people are supposed to look for cues on appropriateness from a man who lives in what is essentially a solid gold high rise in Manhattan? Trump got schooled by Meyers and Obama and he deserved nothing less.

      • lol

        The Celebrity Apprentice, a show about plastic surgery casualties and steroid memoirists learning how to sell lemonade.

      • anotherOpinion

        Let me give you the line one more time it is priceless: a show about plastic surgery casualties and steroid memoirists learning how to sell lemonade. hahahhahahha, you can’t beat funny.

      • Squishmar

        To Amazing: I had to read that paragraph out loud to my husband… so funny!

    • d ingham

      i agree with you and i’m not even American lol

  • darrin

    seems like this writer might have been a liberal too no?

    • Stan

      Or just not stupid.

      • Woot


      • mypitts2

        Beautiful comeback. And true.

  • Michael

    Its not nice to use your savorie name like that

  • JPX

    Of course Trump is “unhappy” with what happened. Trump as Narcissistic Personality Disorder and one of the classic symptoms is the “bruised ego”, which essentially means that the narcissist can’t handle it when someone challenges them in any way (i.e. “How dare you question my greatness?”). We have many examples of Trump lobbing insults when challenged (e.g. Rosie, Bill Cosby, Seinfeld, etc). Although Trump’s TV ratings have been up lately because of all his “birther” nonsense, I think he shot himself in the foot with Hollywood, which is now turning on him because of his disgusting behavior (e.g. Letterman’s comments last week). Quite frankly I’ve never understood Trump’s appeal. He’s a bully and he’s completely unpleasant to look at. I look forward to more people coming out against this jerk.

  • JPX

    Also, if anyone believes that Trump would actually run than you’re crazy. He’s doing all this for attention, which he does whenever there’s an election. Do you think for one moment Trump would reveal his finances?

    • RicRac

      right on! he never will reveal his f’d up finances. he does not want anyone to know he really is not a billionaire.

  • GeeMoney

    Stop sippin’ on that hatorade, Trump. This man can dish it out, but can’t take it. Please people, do not vote for this a-hole!

  • QJ201

    Trump is a bully; he can dish it out but can’t take it.

    • Ace

      Bully is the right word. Dude has the mentality of an insecure preteen girl.

      • Ace

        Next he’s going to tell us that we’re all just jealous, probably because we’re fat.

      • anotherOpinion

        and slobs.

      • RT

        …and poor.

  • DH

    Awww….he was feeling bad for us. What a complete tool.

  • Lee

    Trump blames China for the fact that his clothes and products are made there. hypocrite.

    • Tiffany

      I wonder if China made his hair????

      • dee


      • Hair Club for Men

        I resemble this remark.

      • Jean Guy Levesque

        Trump’s hair was made from ROADKILL. Vive la Quebec!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lee

    The Apprentice was near cancellation last year (and would be cancelled on any network that wasn’t NBC this year) and his hotels are often found in the “sale” section of Expedia. Basically, he needs the exposure and i hope he finds every moment of it cringe-worthy.

  • tg

    The man can just not get it! GO AWAY TRUMP!!!!

  • miss k

    If anyone didn’t watch the dinner , Trump was stone cold dead during Meyers’s speech. It was hilarious watching everyone around him laugh at him while he just say sat there, foaming at the mouth with anger. Good times.

    • Roger

      It was like he was a statue. A bust of his head would have showed more emotion.

      • liz

        Botox to go with that godawful toupee?

      • besimon

        A bright orange statue. Hasn’t that spray on tan started to fade yet?

      • Squishmar

        I watched on my computer and the shots of the audience were really dark… all I could see was the back of his head…so I knew it was him… but I couldn’t see his face. Wait… am I complaining about that?

  • Ramubay

    I don’t like Trump but I have to agree that the roasting at these dinners has always been reserved for the President, not his opponent. Seemed out of place and we knew that Obama’s Chicago-style politics would never get out of his blood (the President’s staff chooses the speaker for this event), but I was hoping this time around he would run a clean campaign and not use the people around him to call his opponents names. I think that will be Obama’s legacy more than anything else and what we will remember most about him in 18 months.

    • vf

      If you watch Seth Meyer’s whole performance, he focused on Trump for only about 2 or 3 minutes out of 20 minutes. Trump is so incredibly insulting to others but is himself thin-skinned. He hasn’t got the temperament for politics, among other things. If you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen.

      • Ken

        He did take the heat. He sat there and took the punishment! Did you even watch the show or have you always been one side idiot!

      • Mocha

        You’re right, he did take it–very badly. While Obama laughed when Seth Meyers joked at his expense, Trump looked furious the whole time, as if he felt like he was above being mocked. And neither Obama’s speech nor Meyers’s used Trump as “the sole focus” at all.

      • anotherOpinion

        Why are you arguing with this guy? Trump is not an ‘opponent’ today, tomarrow, or ever. come on. He’s promoting Trump, it’s his schtick, he will NEVER open himself up to the scrutiny of an election. ohhhh I wish he would. How fun!!! What a great diversion from the every day stress. Comedians would think every day Christmas. If only….

    • Carla

      Oh yeah, Ramubay, that’s his legacy….along with killing Bin Laden in just TWO years, when the previous administration couldn’t do it in EIGHT.

      • @Carla

        You’re right. Obama is the sole reason Bin Laden is dead. You definitely don’t hear anything from all his supporters who opposed this war now.

      • @ Carla

        As much praise that Obama should get and deservedly so, if not for Gitmo and what the Bush admin did Bin Laden would not have been found.

      • Dave

        that’s what i was about to type to Rumabay but ya beat me too it.

    • Muddygal

      Rumabay: With the successful Bin Laden event of yesterday, I feel sure our President will be most remembered for that (among a lot of other fine accomplishments)!

      • kk

        For real and what would those accomplishments be ???????????????

    • Mr. Cairo

      I love that Obama’s moment of triumph required that Celebrity Apprentice was interrupted for the news bulletin. What a comparison of leadership: Obama announces that Bin Laden’s been killed, while Trump is making the REALLY tough decisions, like whether or not to let Janet Jackson return to his show. Trump is a certifiable looney, and shame on NBC for providing a platform for his perverted views of what America is about.

      • Mr. Cairo

        Yeah, I realize it was Latoya, the real bottom-of-the-barrel type who appears on his show. I wouldn’t watch that s**t if you paid me so I only know who’s on via random headlines I see.

    • MM

      Calling Trump an opponent is like calling a 30 second YouTube clip of someone’s cat a film: it might technically be true, but it grants the object of the comparison far too much dignity.

      • Chey

        Perfect analogy.

    • Squishmar

      And to Ramubay: I would argue the fact that Trump is Obama’s “opponent.” He’s just a blowhard businessman with a reality tv show who has relentlessly been using Obama’s name and this birther issue relentlessly to promote his own interests. He hasn’t announced that he’s running… nor will he. *That’s* who Seth and Obama were poking fun at… not a legitimate Republican candidate.

  • Rebekah

    I thoroughly enjoyed Seth Meyers’ jokes and delivery. Though I think Trump is ridiculous and I dread him getting any sort of Republican backing, I do think Meyers went a little heavy on the birthers/Trump jokes. There are other topics he could have covered. Still, he was funny and Trump should get over it.

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