At the White House Correspondents' dinner Saturday night, Hasan Minhaj rattled off jokes, gags, and puns to prove that no one in the Trump administration is beyond derision, not even White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.
The comic played on words to throw a familiar jab, accusing the former CEO of Breitbart News of harboring white supremacist views.
"Now a lot of people think Steve Bannon is the reason Donald Trump dog whistles to racists. And that is just not true. Ask Steve Bannon," Minhaj said, setting up the bit.
"Is Steve Bannon here? I do not see Steve Bannon. I do not see Steve Bannon," he asked increasingly emphasizing his words for effect. "Not see Steve Bannon. Not see Steve Bannon. Nazi Steve Bannon."
Continued accusations of racism have haunted Trump first on the campaign trail and now in the White House. Minhaj's bit, however, came just four days after the president spoke at the National Holocaust Memorial Museum's Days of Remembrance and pledged to "confront anti-Semitism."