Hasan Minhaj, Senior Correspondent for The Daily Show on Comedy Central, gave an incredible speech Saturday night at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Here are some of the best one-liners from his speech. Check out the full speech here.
He opened his speech with:
"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the series finale of the White House Correspondents' Dinner."
On being the host:
"No one wanted to do this so of course it lands in the hands of an immigrant."
On Donald Trump not attending:
"We got to address the elephant that's not in the room...the leader of our country is not here - and that's because he lives in Moscow, that's a very long flight."
"For the nine people watching on C-SPAN, there also was another elephant in the room, but Donald Trump, Jr. shot it and cut off its tail."
On Donald Trump golfing:
"Do you want to know what he's not doing when he's golfing...being President."
On Donald Trump not drinking:
"That means every statement, every interview, every tweet - completely sober."
"Who is tweeting at 3 a.m. sober...Donald Trump because its 10 a.m. in Russia - those are business hours."
On being perfect:
"In the age of Trump, I know that you guys have to be more perfect now more than ever because you are how the President gets his news."
On being asked not to talk about the President in his absence:
"Do I come up here and just try to fit in and not ruffle any feathers, or do I say what I really feel?"
On the First Amendment:
"The man who tweets everything that enters his head, refuses to acknowledge the amendment that allows him to do it."
"I'm proud that all of us are here tonight to defend that right even if the man in the White House never would."
On the stress of White House news:
"The news coming out of the White House is so stressful, I've been watching House of Cards just to relax."
On Education Secretary Betsy DeVos:
"Every morning Betsy DeVos is up at 5 a.m. putting her children on their flight to school, so don't you tell me she's out of touch."
On Energy Secretary Rick Perry:
"Has anyone seen Rick Perry since he became Energy Secretary...I have a feeling he's sitting in a room full of plutonium waiting to become Spider-Man."
On Frederick Douglass:
"Frederick Douglass isn't here and that's because he's dead - someone please tell the President."
On election night coverage:
"Unlike Anderson Cooper's bone structure, you guys have been far from perfect."
"I had a lot more MSNBC jokes but I don't want to ramble on or I might get a show on MSNBC."
"I'm not going to call you fake news, but not everything is breaking news."
"Every time I watch CNN it feels like you're assigning me homework: 'is Trump a Russian spy...tell us, tweet at AC360' - no you tell me, I'm watching the news."