"Nobody does self-deprecating humor better than I do", Trump quipped to attendees at the formal gathering of journalists and lawmakers. "Steve Miller or Melania?'"
Trump needled his embattled son-in-law Jared Kushner who was stripped of his top secret security clearance last week.
Trump famously referred to Kim as a "rocket man", in comments that sparked outrage and war threats from the hermit state. Trump then threw in a joke at his own expense: "As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that's his problem, not mine". "And I say - and I get in trouble for this - 'she has to immediately take an IQ test, ' and people go insane".
"It's actually been really exciting and invigorating 'cause you want new thought". "But you love me right, honey?".
Water said, "This president has been called stupid, he has been called ignorant, and even his Secretary of State did not deny that he called him a moron".
When others were speaking or performing, Trump was reportedly a good sport - laughing and applauding at times during the evening's entertainment.
Trump went on to joke that Pence begins every day asking, "Is he impeached yet?" "I offered him a ride over and he recused himself", Trump said, according to a White House press pool report. Trump said. Both Ivanka and Kushner were seated at the head table along with the First Lady. In fact, to this point, the only media gala Trump has planned to take part in during his young presidency was one of his own creation, The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards, and that turned out to be a Web page.
Last year, Trump skipped the White House Correspondents' Dinner - an annual event hosted by the White House reporters' association - raising questions if he was scared of being laughed at or roasted.
On VP Mike Pence: "He is one of the best straight men you're ever going to meet. he is straight". "He starts out each morning asking everybody, 'Has he been impeached yet?' You can't be impeached when there's no crime!. When she asked whether or not she could sign the money, I said, 'Steve, you've got a lot to handle.' I said, 'You can't do that, Steven'". "Nobody does self-deprecating humor better than I do", the president joked.
Trump wrapped the evening on an upbeat note. And turning to his daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump, who was present, Trump said, "Ivanka, you've got to do something!"
If a meeting does happen, it would be the first between the Trump administration and North Korea, with the two countries now in a standoff over the North's development of nuclear weapons that may be capable of hitting the USA mainland.
He also got around to Democratic House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, saying, "she's insane, but she's a fine woman". "This might be the most fun I've had since watching your faces on election night", he said.