Several Empty Seats Among Rally Crowd Trump Touts As ‘All-Time’ Record Breaker






The crowd packing a Pennsylvania arena for Donald Trump’s rally Saturday was an “all-time” record breaker, and people were lined up outside hoping to get in — to hear the president tell it. But in fact there were several empty seats at Harrisburg’s Farm Show Arena, tweeted a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Jonathan Tamari, Washington correspondent for the Inquirer, posted photos of unfilled seats high in the arena, and spotted empty spots on the floor as well. “There are rows of empty seats here,” he noted, adding that the crowd was not at capacity.
The crowd was “big and excited” at the 7,000-seat venue, according to Tamari, so why the lie? “POTUS could easily — and truthfully — talk about that but has to claim more,” Tamari tweeted.
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Watch Hasan Minhaj Roast Donald Trump And The Media At The White House Correspondents’ Dinner


Even though he didn’t attend Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Donald Trump was still the butt of most jokes delivered by “Daily Show” correspondent Hasan Minhaj, the host of this year’s event.
“I would say it is an honor to be here, but that would be an alternative fact,” Minhaj said at the beginning of his remarks. “No one wanted to do this, so of course it lands in the hands of an immigrant. That’s how it all goes down.” 
While Minhaj spent most of his routine mocking Trump — including several jabs at the president’s alleged ties to Russia and his late-night tweets — the comedian also took aim at Bill O’Reilly, Jeff Sessions, Hillary Clinton, CNN and many other media organizations.
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The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj Calls Trump ‘Liar-in-Chief’ in WHCD Speech

The Daily Show‘s Hasan Minhaj spoke at the White House Correspondents Dinner tonight and roasted both President Trump (in his absence) and the journalists in attendance. He tore into “the elephant that’s not in the room,” saying that the president is “in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a joke.” He roasted pretty much everyone in the administration before making this observation:
“We are living in the golden age of lying. Now is the time to be a liar, and Donald Trump is liar-in-chief.”
Of course, he also took shots at most of the news outlets in the room. He admitted he was surprised to see Fox News show up, saying, “As a Muslim, I like to watch Fox News for the same reason I like to play Call of Duty. Sometimes I like to turn my brain off and watch strangers insult my family and heritage.” Continue reading "The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj Calls Trump ‘Liar-in-Chief’ in WHCD Speech"

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‘Tonight is For You’: Samantha Bee Salutes the Press at the Not the White House Correspondents Dinner

TBS’s Samantha Bee pulled no punches on Saturday night when she held the “Not the White House Correspondents Dinner” as a satirical alternative to the real deal. “There are hundreds of journalists from the ‘failing’ New York Times to the failing ‘pile of garbage’ Buzzfeed, plus the failing what the f*ck is ProPublica,” Bee said in her opening remarks. “It sounds Mexican. I will go to Mexico and get them to pay for all your drinks.” Bee dedicated her monologue to talking about the societal value of the free media. Though the Full Frontal host ripped the press for being more attracted to spectacle than substance, Bee offered them praise for their ongoing work in spite of the current climate of anger and mistrust towards reporters.
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Summing Up Donald Trump’s First 100 Days In A Trump-Like Tweet






WASHINGTON ― Given President Donald Trump’s incessant Twitter usage, HuffPost asked guests at comedian Samantha Bee’s “Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner” on Saturday to sum up the president’s first 100 days in a Trump-style tweet.
“You have to tweet from the toilet, obviously,” Bee said. “Whatever it is, it feels like it came from someone sitting on the toilet and shrieking an idea to an assistant nearby.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper theorized about Trump’s preferred tweet formula before thinking about his answer.
“Declarative statement. Declarative statement. Adjective,” he said.
Actress and comedian Retta, star of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” put it simply: “Hot. Mess.”
Watch everyone’s responses in the video above.
Video by Will Tooke, Mike Caravella, and JM Rieger.
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Samantha Bee On Trump’s First 100 Days: ‘My Jaw Has Been On The Floor 300 Times’






WASHINGTON ― Comedian Samantha Bee roasted President Donald Trump Saturday at her “Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” a star-studded alternative to the actual dinner taking place the same night in Washington.
Saturday was also Trump’s 100th day as president. In an interview with HuffPost before her event, the host of TBS’ “Full Frontal” said she didn’t know where to begin when trying to describe what has shocked her the most about Trump’s first 100 days in office.
“I’ve been shocked every day,” Bee said. “I didn’t know I had it in me. Are you kidding? My jaw has been on the floor 300 times in the first 100 days.”
Bee also found humor in Trump’s recent attacks against her native Canada.
“That’s exciting for Canada,” she said. “It warmed Continue reading "Samantha Bee On Trump’s First 100 Days: ‘My Jaw Has Been On The Floor 300 Times’"