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"Some of them are total sleaze": Donald Trump tells Fox News about White House Correspondents' Dinner

Trump loved the Hillary jokes, hated Cecily Strong and the "sleazy media"


Colin Gorenstein
April 27, 2015 8:11PM (UTC)

For once, Donald Trump is asking that President Obama go "a little longer." Following Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner, which spawned the hilarious "Key and Peele Anger Translator" viral video, among other things, Fox & Friends invited Donald Trump to the program to give a firsthand rehashing of the evening's events. Trump was the subject of one of the most loudly applauded jokes of the evening ("And Donald Trump is here ... still"). The billionaire curmudgeon said that, despite what many new outlets will inevitably report, he very much enjoyed himself that evening -- even Obama's joke abut him -- but was totally unimpressed with "Saturday Night Live's" Cecily Strong. Also, the "sleazy" press.

"The press was there. Some of whom you really respect and like. And some of whom are total sleaze," Trump noted. "No question about that."

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Steering the conversation to the comic portion of the evening, Brian Kilmeade asked Trump: "Isn't it time to retire the comic after the president? They do such a good job poking fun at themselves and the press. Maybe it's time to get rid of the comic."

Trump responded to this leading question with whole-hearted agreement. "It gets to be a long evening" he said. "And it really is a duplication. I think the people want to really hear the president, whoever that may be. I think the president could go actually a little longer and go without the double."

Which joke was Trump most into, you ask? The Hillary Clinton one, of course. (Obama: "For many Americans, this is still a time of deep uncertainty. I have one friend, just weeks ago, she was making millions of dollars a year, and she's now living out of a van in Iowa.")

Watch the Fox & Friends crew discuss below:


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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