Donald Trump seems like a touchy guy, right? He kicks people out of his rallies all the time — even babies — he gets upset over comments about his hand size to the point where he’s brought up the subject during presidential debates, and gods forbid anyone questions his sacrifices. But this is an election cycle and I’m sure, what with all the extreme media attention and jokes about The Donald’s appearance, being oversensitive is almost understandable … even if you are up for a high-pressure job like President of the United States, right?
Never mind all that; I wouldn’t want to be overly critical or anything. Trump has shown his ability to withstand a little good-natured ribbing, like back in March of 2011 when he gamely chuckled along at his own roast, aired on Comedy Central. Here are a few of the “best” bits:
Here’s the Donald laughing:
Okay, so, not exactly. Wait, here it is:
That’s laughter, right?
Er … regardless of whether Trump actually laughed through the deprecation, he was pretty open to the roasting. According to CC writer Aaron Lee, who’s been penning roast special jokes since 2005, there was almost nothing off-limits. Lee says celebrities usually have some taboo topics, and noted that, for Trump, there was only one. After listing a number of Trump-related subjects that were absolutely fine with Trump. In fact, comics at the roast made jokes about the Donald’s hair (DUH) and weight, the failure of several branded products (including Trump steaks, water and cologne), Trump having sex with models, Trump’s current wife and previous wives, and Trump being attracted to his own daughter.
Conversely, the one and only request Lee says they got from Trump was “not to say he exaggerates his wealth.”
So, let me get this straight: cracks about his wife and daughter, including incestuous thoughts = okay; making fun of failed business ventures and properties — where he got his wealth — and his sexual endeavors and personal relationships = no problem. But nobody could say anything about Trump having less money than he actually does?
Just think, my friends: this man (Trump, not Prince … I wish … *sob*) may be our next POTUS.