Donald Trump cannot take a joke. For that matter, he cannot give one either. The man’s orange skin is so thin that he bleeds anger at every joke at his expense. Then, Trump goes home, puts on his jammies and gets out his Revenge Book to add the “villain” to his very, very long enemy list. But there is more.
Renowned football quarterback Tom Brady spent the Super Bowl victory party with President Joe Biden. While there, Brady made some very funny comments about Trump. He certainly did not like the ex-president’s nicknames for President Biden. The quarterback also went after Trump for saying the election was stolen from him.
The Salon reported on Brady’s striking comment:
‘Not a lot of people think that we could have won. In fact, I think about 40% of the people still don’t think we won.’
Little did Trump know, but Obama could and did nail him to the wall prior to the infamous 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner, as The Washington Post reported:
‘Obama skewered Trump in front of the world, he was also secretly working on the raid that would achieve what Republicans President George W. Bush had not — killing al-Qaida leader and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.’
Then, at the dinner President Obama went after Trump again:
‘He opened the evening by displaying a copy of his birth certificate against a montage of hyper-America iconography, all as the Hulk Hogan theme song “Real American” played in the background. After that, he showed the opening scene from “The Lion King” while joking that it was his own birth video.’
‘(The most prominent conspiracy theory held that Obama had been born in Kenya, as his father unquestionably had been.) All of this took on the birther issue directly, deflating what Trump hoped might be his signature talking point for the 2012 election cycle.’
President Obama went on making jokes about other politicians. But at one point he returned to the now fuming Trump. He pointed his very sharp wit right at the ex-president:
‘Now, I know that he’s taken some flak lately, but no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the Donald. And that’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter — like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?’
Obama’s joking at Trump’s expense continued:
‘But all kidding aside, obviously, we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience. For example — no, seriously, just recently, in an episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” — at the steakhouse, the men’s cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks.’
‘And there was a lot of blame to go around. But you, Mr. Trump, recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership. And so ultimately, you didn’t blame Lil’ Jon or Meat Loaf. You fired Gary Busey. And these are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night. Well handled, sir. Well handled.’
Comedian Steve Hofstetter tweeted a response to Salon:
‘Every time a politician cracks a few easy jokes they didn’t even write, headline writers will rush to call them a ‘comedian’ which diminishes what we do. That’s like calling someone the president because they voted once.’
‘But Obama had something I’ve never seen from another president: He had timing. When most politicians deliver a joke, they seem surprised when it gets a laugh. But Obama was familiar with the material and he knew how to deliver it. While I’m sure he had writers, he executed as if he’d written the jokes himself.’
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