In 2011, Donald Trump was roasted on Comedy Central. Several comics and celebrities came out to participate, though it seems that there was something that was off-limits.
According to Aaron Lee, a writer that has written for virtually every Comedy Central roast, each participant has certain topics that they deem off-limits.
As Vulture reports,
Here’s a rundown of what was allowed and not allowed:
- ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump’s hair
- ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump’s wife Melania (and his two previous marriages)
- ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump having sex with models
- ALLOWED: Jokes about the failure of Trump Steaks, Trump Water, Trump Cologne, and other Trump products
- ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump’s failed casinos
- ALLOWED: Jokes about how Trump only became successful thanks to his wealthy father
- ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump’s weight
- ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump being attracted to his daughter Ivanka
- NOT ALLOWED: Any joke that suggests Trump is not actually as wealthy as he claims to be
This should be no surprise to those of us that are familiar with Trump’s campaign. His money, or lack thereof, is always a hot topic for both Trump and the various media outlets that report on his antics.
It seems that, for Trump, his finances are his soft spot. It isn’t his failed business ventures, his family life or his appearance, but, instead, his net worth.
The fact that Mr. Trump didn’t allow roasters to make jokes about the amount of money he has speaks volumes about the type of person that Donald Trump is. However, it doesn’t really tell us anything new. If anything, it’s par for the course for the Republican presidential nominee.
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