Getting teased by President Obama? Priceless.
At least that's the view Donald Trump is taking after he was made fun of for the second year in a row by the commander in chief during the latter's comedic monologue at last weekend's White House Correspondents' Dinner.
"I was honored…It was done in a very nice fashion and well delivered," the Apprentice boss told the New York Daily News.
Trump was referring to a jab Obama used to open his address when the president said, "Last year at this time, this very weekend, we finally delivered justice to one of the world's most notorious individuals."
But instead of the expected picture of Osama Bin Laden flashing on a screen above him, the audience roared with laughter upon seeing a shot of the real estate tycoon—a funny reminder of the skewering Trump took from Obama at last year's affair when he was briefly considering running for president as a Republican and questioned whether the president was born a U.S. citizen.
Trump wasn't laughing then as he sat stone-faced through the routine. But while making the media rounds hyping the latest season of Celebrity Apprentice, the billionaire mogul proved himself to be a better sport this year.
Though he didn't attend the dinner, opting instead to give a real estate speech, he watched it later on TV with daughter Ivanka and found it entertaining. While Trump told the paper that he opposes the president's policies, he also praised his comedic skills, even though the quip ended up equating him with the world's most notorious terrorist.
"He is the president, and his first words were uttered about Donald Trump," the reality star said, predictably bringing the subject back around to himself.
He added that the ribbing "was done in a joking fashion."
We guess in the Donald's mind mockery really is the sincerest form of flattery.