Trump Jokes About Who Will Leave Him Next: ‘Steve Miller or Melania?’

President jokes with the news media at Gridiron Club Dinner

Last Updated: March 4, 2018 @ 10:28 AM

President Trump has a sense of humor about his marriage, apparently, joking at the Gridiron Club Dinner Saturday about first lady Melania Trump leaving him.

“So many people have been leaving the White House,” Trump joked, according to CNN. “It’s actually been really exciting and invigorating ’cause you want new thoughts. So I like turnover. I like chaos. It is really good. Now, the question everybody keeps asking: Who’s going to be the next to leave, Steve Miller or Melania?”

It was only a few weeks ago, before the State of the Union, that accusations of an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels led to speculation that Melania Trump was publicly keeping her distance from her husband.

Melania Trump joined Trump for his jokes to the Gridiron Club, a journalistic social group best known for an annual dinner that doubles as a political roast. Trump took the stage on the same night Alec Baldwin returned to “Saturday Night Live” to do a Trump impersonation the president considers terrible.

Trump wasn’t afraid to broach the subjects of impeachment and his ego. He joked that Vice President Mike Pence “starts out each morning asking everyone, ‘Has he been impeached yet?’ Mike, you can’t be impeached when there’s no crime, please remember that.”

He also landed this solid gag: “My staff was concerned that I couldn’t do self-deprecating humor. And I told them not to worry — nobody does self-deprecating humor better than I do.”

Trump expressed his displeasure with Baldwin’s impersonation on Friday.

“Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony,” the president wrote, twenty minutes after deleting a similar tweet riddled with typos. “Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent!”

Baldwin retorted that he wanted to hang in there for Trump’s impeachment. On Saturday’s “SNL,” Baldwin-as-Trump complained that the U.S. was being beaten by Wakanda — the fictional African nation portrayed in the Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther.”

Trump skipped last year’s Gridiron Club Dinner, but told attendees on Saturday that he wanted to be there to “ruin your evening in person,” USA Today said.