The New York Times is out with a fascinating look at what led to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the years of spadework and, in the Times telling, a night of humiliation in 2011 that helped galvanize Trump's drive for power and respect in the political world. The night is the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, April 30th, 2011. Trump has already begun his bid to put a footprint in the political world by trying to become the leader of the 'birther' movement, which is to say, the tribal leader of idiots. So he's come as a guest to the White House Correspondents Association dinner, which makes sense since it is where celebrity and political power meet up every year.
But Donald gets much more than he bargained for.
For backers of President Obama, watching him deliver a comedic routine - which every president does at this dinner - is a unique treat. Obama has impeccable comedic timing and an uncanny amount of what the French call sang froid - coolness under pressure. As comedy, it is biting.
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