It was four years ago that the annual White House Correspondents Dinner featured a comedian, partly owing to a certain president who cannot take a joke, partly owing to a public health issue that commander-in-chief commanded a terrible job of containing. However, now that Joe Biden is president and that indoor group meetings are slightly, if not entirely, safer, roasting was returned. Trevor Noah nabbed the gig last semi-infamously by Michelle Wolf in 2018, and he did not
COVID-19 was discovered by Vice President Kamala Harris last week, but this week, a room filled with politicians, journalists, and performers was unmasked and brushing up against each other. Noah said it was a great privilege to be present at the nations most distinguished superspreader event.
Sean Hannity, but I ask you, what do you do? Noah added. You spent the last two years communicating to everyone about the importance of wearing masks and avoiding large indoor meetings. Then the second someone offers you a free dinner, you turn into Joe Rogan. Noah said that Dr. Anthony Fauci was too dangerous to attend, while Pete Davidson believes it.
Do we do this here, people? I mean Dr. Fauci had a great day. That should have been the case for Pete Davidson. @Trevornoah at #whcd pic.twitter.com/yzbkj6PPqf
Dan Diamond (@dddiamond) May 1, 2022
Kyrsten Sinema (openly bisexual but closed Republican) was ridiculed.
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is roasted by Trevor Noah, who never thought wed see a day when a senator might be openly bisexual, but shutted Republican #WHCD pic.twitter.com/Xr6AuNBcHn
NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 1, 2022
Chuck Todd. (How are you doing? Id like to hear a follow-up, but I know you don''t know what they are.)
At the #WHCA dinner, Trevor Noah serves Chuck Todd.
"Chuck Todd is here. Chuck, how do you do it," says the author. I''d have to ask for a follow-up, but you''re aware that you don''t know what these are. pic.twitter.com/oRBMiYZdc7
Mediaite (@Mediaite) May 1, 2022
Ron DeSantis. (He won''t even tell people if he received the booster. Or, as they say in Florida, don''t ask, don''t tell).
@Trevornoah has a good opinion on @RonDeSantisFL.
Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) May 1, 2022
Jen Psaki is punching Peter Doocy in the bag. (I believe people need to be held accountable if theyre using their fathers name to progress in life.) And I cant imagine anyone better to come up with that than Peter Doocy.
Trevor Noah delves on Fox News for endlessly looking into Hunter Biden. I think people need to be held accountable if they are using their fathers name to advance in life. And I cant imagine anyone better to answer that question than Peter Doocy #WHCD pic.twitter.com/7RPNU5AdRZ
NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 1, 2022
Mitch McConnell (Dont you think it strange that you and the devil have never been seen in the same place at the same time)
Trevor Noah is worth a look. pic.twitter.com/FyyXtY7PGn
Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) May 1, 2022
There was even a joke about student debt, which the president might but may not forgive.
Do you think Dr. Biden is still paying off her student debt? @WHCD pic.twitter.com/Qx2lOCwPcX
philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 1, 2022
Noah finished not with a joke, but with a compassionate defense of journalism. Even if you feel that people in power are uneasy, Noah told the crowd. Even if it makes viewers or readers uneasy. I was here tonight and I mocked the president of the United States and said, "It''s going to be fine." He then turned to Biden and asked, "It''s going to be fine."
"I stood here tonight and I sat with the President of the United States," said.@Trevornoah. I''m going to be fine." #WHCD #WHCD2022 #nerdprom pic.twitter.com/aQJKT48PtP
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The following remarks aimted at the current president. Noah said, however, that please be careful leaving tonight. This administration does not respond to evacuations like this.
Trevor Noah: "Please be prudent leaving tonight. We all know that this administration does not handle evacuations well." #WHCD pic.twitter.com/6QLR5JlmH6
Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) May 1, 2022
In the video below, you may see Noahs'' entire set.