Paul Ryan's Got Trump Jokes at Charity Dinner

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By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2017 12:26 PM CDT
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during the 72nd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in New York.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

(Newser) – "Every morning, I wake up in my office and scroll Twitter to see which tweets I will have to pretend that I didn't see later," Paul Ryan says of President Trump's social media use. The program for the annual Al Smith Dinner prods speakers to “poke fun at a political issue, an opponent, or themselves," the Washington Post reports. And Ryan, as the keynote speaker at the 72nd annual charity dinner Thursday in New York City, obliged, poking fun at Hillary Clinton, the media, and himself, according to NBC News. But it was the barbs directed at Trump that got the most attention, as the House speaker has been notably trying to avoid conflict with the president since the election. The dinner, emceed by actor Patricia Heaton, raised $3.4 million for charity, the New York Times reports. Here are 10 more examples of the comic stylings of Paul Ryan:

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