Not only did Minhaj bash Trump, but he also let loose on some of the people who make up the president's administration, like Mike Pence.
Minutes into Trump's Harrisburg speech, he told the crowd just how much he preferred spending the evening with supporters than the Washington media.
"A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation's capital right now", Trump said. "We are not failing news organisations, and we are not the enemy of the American people", Mason said.
Trump's 100th day as president also falls on the same day as the White House Correspondent's Dinner, an event that past presidents have routinely attended.
"It's a false standard, 100 days", Trump said while signing an executive order April 28, "but I have to tell you, I don't think anybody has done what we've been able to do in 100 days, so we're very happy". "Freedom of the press is a building block of our democracy. Undermining that by seeking to delegitimise journalists is unsafe to a healthy republic", he said to a standing ovation.
And comedian Hasan Mihnaj, a correspondent on the Daily Show, a satirical news show, reinforced that idea when it was his turn at the mic.More news: NASCAR Xfinity Series Predictions: Sparks Energy 300 5/6/17
Because this event is about celebrating the First Amendment and free speech.
Minhaj, 31, whose parents hail from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, also has an one an hour-long stand-up special for Netflix, titled Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King is the story of 'New Brown America, ' is based on true events from Minhaj's first generation Indian-American experience.
During his speech, Trump criticized the media, calling CNN and MSNBC "fake news" while the crowd booed the press. You've got be on you're A-game.
"What I've been saying is the news is the star tonight, as corny as that sounds". The dinner is an annual celebration of journalists and media members and is sometimes jokingly called "Nerd Prom" by attendees.
The comedian followed this taunt up with another questioning the legitimacy of Mr Trump's presidency, following allegations of ties between the NY business tycoon's administration and Russian Federation.
On hosting: "I would say it is an honor to do this, but that would be an alternative fact". "(T) he effort today to get the best obtainable version of the truth is largely made in good faith".More news: Syrian FM says no foreign troops on the ground
"I wish I believed that", Carlson answered.
"Every time Trump goes golfing, the headline should read, 'Trump golfing".
Here is a list of Minhaj's funniest jokes of the night.
But even as he appealed to Pennsylvania voters who helped elect him in a surprise win over Democrat Hillary Clinton, Trump seemed caught between his role as an outsider candidate and a now-elected negotiator still figuring out how to deal with the very insiders he vowed to drain from Washington's "swamp".
He then suggested that he might attend the dinner next year - but added that he might consider returning to Pennsylvania.
"Donald Trump has now been president for 100 days, and Americans are worse off and his accomplishments are nonexistent". But "we always lean in the direction of amusing", she said.More news: Preds reach 1st Western final in team history, ousting Blues