‘The elephant that’s not in the room’: Trump jokes front and centre at White House press dinners

White House Correspondence Dinner - Samantha Bee

Without U.S. President Donald Trump, the usually celebrity-filled soiree hosted by the White House Correspondents’ Association took a more sober turn, but headline comedian Hasan Minhaj still brought the humour. Late night television show host Samantha Bee also hosted a competing event.