Comedian Hasan Minhaj hosted the White House Correspondence Dinner yesterday, and he had some harsh things to say about the President.

“Who would have thought, with everything going on in the country right now, that a Muslim would be standing on this stage?” Minhaj began his speech.

Minhaj drew on his experience as a member of a marginalized minority in America, from racist bullying in high school to recent hate crimes against Muslims.

The Daily Show star attacked Donald Trump for not showing up to the annual event that celebrates free speech and a free press.

“The leader of our country is not here, and that’s because he lives in Moscow,” Minhaj said. “It’s a very long flight, it’s a Saturday. As for the other guy, I think he’s in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a joke.”

Minhaj discussed many other topics like Steve Bannon and Sean Spicer, the media, racism, and terrorism. He even joked about Trump’s golfing habits.

“Do you want to know what he’s not doing when he’s golfing? Being president,” he said. “The longer you keep him distracted, the longer we’re not at war with North Korea. Every time Donald Trump goes golfing, the headline should read “Trump golfing, apocalypse delayed. Take the “W.”

He turned serious during the final portion of his speech, talking about the struggles minorities face in America. He expressed gratitude for the 1st Amendment guaranteeing his right to criticize the President.

You can watch Minhaj’s speech here:


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