Indian American Muslim Comedian Hasan Minhaj Roasts Trump at Correspondents' Dinner

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A notable absence at the first White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner of Donald Trump’s presidency? – The president himself.


The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj capitalized on this opportunity right as he took the stage, even though Jeff Mason, president of the White House correspondents group, said Minhaj wasn’t chosen to “roast the President in absentia,” reports CNN.

“Welcome to the series finale of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” Minhaj started. “My name is Hasan Minhaj, or as I’ll be known in a few weeks, number 830287.”

“I was looking for somebody who is funny and who is entertaining,” said Mason. “Because I want the dinner to be entertaining – but who can also speak to the message that the whole dinner is going to speak to … the importance of a free press.”

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