In the spring of 2011, Donald Trump showed up to the White House Correspondents' Dinner as a potential Republican presidential candidate furiously pushing the conspiracy that President Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States.
Obama and comedian Seth Meyers skewered Trump at the famed dinner, mocking his hair, his taste, his reality television show, and his fixation on the "birther" movement.
Less than a month later, Trump announced he would not run in 2012. The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik reported in September Trump vowed that night to have the last laugh, "perhaps even pursue the Presidency after all, no matter how nihilistically or absurdly, and redeem himself."
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Trump dismisses Gopnik's account, telling the Washington Post this week: "It's such a false narrative. I had a phenomenal time. I had a great evening."