Hasan Minhaj was given standing ovation at the end of his impressive performance during the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Notwithstanding the fact that it was an annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but the dinner was held without the presence of President Donald Trump.
While the dinner was in motion, President Donald Trump was addressing a massive election campaign type rally in Pennsylvania and ridiculing the media, Hollywood and the entire Washington DC. His supporters are made to believe that it is Washington liberals who are not allowing him to implement his election promises.
Donald Trump might be ridiculing White House Correspondent’s dinner, but there was a man standing in Washington who was taking dig at not just Trump, but everything that is associated with him. So in the very beginning of his performance, taking a jab at Trump, Hasan Minhaj called him the ‘Liar in Chief’.
While further ridiculing Trump, Hasan Minhaj said, “The leader of our country is not here. And that’s because he lives in Moscow. It’s a very long flight. As for the other guy, I think he’s in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a joke.” He attacked almost everyone from Trump administration as they all decided to skip the night’s festivities, calling out the President’s different aides individually.
“I do not see Steve Bannon,’ he said repeatedly, slowing the words ‘not see’ down, giving the effect of saying ‘Nazi- Steve Bannon’…Jeff Sessions couldn’t be here tonight, he was too busy doing a pre-Civil war reenactment. On his RSVP he just wrote just wrote no – which happens to be his second favorite N-word”, said Minhaj.
In another direct dig at President Trump, Minhaj said, ‘Donald Trump doesn’t care about free speech. The man who tweets everything that enters his head doesn’t care about the amendment which lets him do that’.
But his attack was not limited to Trump administration. He also attacked Fox and Bill O’Reilly. ‘I’m amazed Fox News even showed up. It’s hard to trust you guys when you back a guy like Bill O’Reilly for years. Then, you gave him a 25 million dollar package – making it the only package he won’t make a woman touch. In his defense, a close friend of his (referring to President Trump), once told him if you’re a celebrity you can do whatever you want”.
While talking about the Vice President, Minhaj said ‘Mike Pence wanted to be here tonight, but his wife wouldn’t let him because apparently one of you ladies is ovulating, so good job ladies…Now, Ivanka Trump isn’t here either, but I wish he was so I could ask her the question we are all thinking. Why?’ He joked about the First Daughter”.
His wife and he reportedly met at UCLA while studying. She has a doctorate in medical administration and works in non-profits. Literally, a very well-educated saint. She and Hasan are college sweethearts; they met at UCLA and were married in 2014.
In an interview, Hasan told the New York Times how he met his future wife:
Beena and I didn’t move in together until we got married. We kept it very traditional — Mom, Dad, if you’re reading this — so I had to evolve very quickly. I went from ‘Scarface’ photos to family photos. I’d never had throw pillows in my life, but I’ve now become accustomed to them. And I will say that scented candles are really nice.