…and last Saturday night’s annual un-televised Gridiron Club Dinner proves it!
You see, for me, it’s like Pornography — I’ll know it when I hear it!
Let’s just say his Joke Writer was paid well; as Trump’s idea of a joke is “Russia, if you’re listening… I hope you can find the 30,000 missing emails!”
And, if it’s not a joke to him; it’s sarcasm, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue & shoot somebody & wouldn’t lose voters!”
No wonder he has to be reminded to tell grieving Florida Teens “I hear you” — he never got the ’empathy’ gene & it must’ve skipped a generation!
When I started Stand-Up Comedy in the 80’s in Washington, D.C. — I never dreamed a President would try it without a ‘Tomato Guard’ — you know; like at “Sizzler!”
But, we’ll never know; because the Gridiron Club dinner wasn’t televised. But, I heard shots fired… no, just kidding — Hillary is out of town.
But seriously, all I heard from the audio was Set-up, Punch Line & Melania sighing in the background!
I know it wasn’t VP Pence sighing — because he knows when he’s President; he’ll look really good following that guy!
No, I can’t say President Trump has a sense of humor & I don’t think Melania married him for it either!
So, I don’t think it was ‘Jokes’ Trump was telling — maybe it was practice for his Mueller interview.
In fact, I heard the last time he had to self-deprecate was right after Melania pushed his hand away!
When I heard Trump joke on stage,
“I won’t rule out direct talks with Kim Jong Un. As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that’s his problem; not mine”…
I just knew the elephant was not only in the room; he ordered Peanuts on the Half-Shell!
Mueller, if you’re listening…please hurry — now Trump wants to go to North Korea & said “I want to see if Kim has an Innie or Outie”!
Marilyn Sands is a former 80’s Stand-Up Comic who started out in the DC/MD/VA area, moved to the Bay Area in Northern California and now resides in L.A. She has sold jokes to Joan Rivers, lesser lights and gag magazines, and is a screenwriter, playwright and author of non-fiction.