Watching it last night, it occurred to me that in previous years, Hasan Minhaj's standup would have been followed by President Obama throwing some good-natured shade back at the press. Obama was actually quite good at it...so good, in fact, that I began to suspect that he had Daily Show writers ghostwriting his jokes. Then I realized that if Trump had been there, he'd have given his version of "jokes": mean-spirited cracks that would elicit groans from the attendees. Just as well that he crawled back into the safe womb of one of his sad rallies. FWIW, Minhaj wasn't particularly good last night. I suspect a lot of it wasn't his fault, but had to do with the WHCA asked him not to pick on Trump. All that said -- oh, what I wouldn't give to see Trump actually there, with Stephen Colbert as the entertainment!