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White House Correspondents' Dinner goes on, successfully, without Trump

White House Correspondents' Dinner goes on, successfully, without Trump

No one had a harder gig Saturday than comedian Hasan Minhaj, except perhaps for the poor soul who had to tell President Trump that Minhaj didn’t blow it roasting the commander in chief onstage at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

The senior correspondent for “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” was the latest in a long line of hosts including Seth Meyers, Rich Little and Bob Hope at the annual Washington black-tie event. All have roasted the press and presidents alike.

But unlike those big names, the lesser-known political satirist Minhaj, 31, had to fill a gaping hole in the festivities while making stiffs like Wolf Blitzer laugh.

That’s because Trump wasn’t there....

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