Even as Donald Trump ‘boycotts’ White House event, Indian-American Hasan Minhaj brings the house down; top 7 quotes

By: | Published: May 1, 2017 12:20 PM

With top media men in attendance at the event applauding Minhaj's speech, here we have brought to you a list of his unforgettable quotes

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Donald Trump is “liar-in-chief”, entertainer Hasan Minhaj’s words echoed at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. But instead of raising eyebrows, it was welcomed with laughter by the dignitaries present there at the event. The Indian-American stand-up comedian Minhaj, whose parents hail from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, delivered a memorable and entertaining speech at the event in the US. On the occasion, which was ‘boycotted’ by Trump, the comedian made fun of the US president for his perceived proximity to Russia, his ongoing attack on the media and his campaign rhetoric, as per the reports of news agency PTI. With top media men in attendance at the event applauding Minhaj’s speech, here we have brought to you a list of his unforgettable quotes:

– “We gotta address the elephant that’s not in the room. The leader of our country is not here. And that’s because he lives in Moscow, it is a very long flight. It’d be hard for Vlad to make it. Vlad can’t just make it on a Saturday! As for the other guy, I think he’s in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a joke.”

WATCH | Hasan Minhaj’s best Trump Jokes from the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

– “Trump tweets at 3 AM sober. Who is tweeting at 3 AM sober? Donald Trump, because it’s 10 AM in Russia. Those are business hours.”

– “Mike Pence wanted to be here tonight, but his wife would not let him because apparently one of you ladies is ovulating. So good job, ladies. Because of you, we couldn’t hang out with Mike Pence.”

– Donald Trump is liar-in-chief. Remember, you guys are public enemy number one. You are his biggest enemy. Journalists, ISIS, normal-length ties.”

WATCH | Hasan Minhaj ROASTS CNN At The 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

– “Fox News is here. I’m amazed you guys even showed up. How are you here in public? It’s hard to trust you guys when you backed a man like Bill O’Reilly for years. But it finally happened. Bill O’Reilly has been fired. But then, you gave him a 25 million dollar severance package. Making it the only package he won’t force a woman to touch.”

– “I know some of you are wondering, Hasan, how do you know so much about Fox News? Well as a Muslim, I like to watch Fox News for the same reason I like to play Call of Duty. Sometimes, I like to turn my brain off and watch strangers insult my family and heritage.”

“Only in America can a first-generation, Indian-American Muslim kid get on this stage and make fun of the president.”

(With inputs from agencies)

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