Trump at Gridiron dinner: Who will leave WH next, Miller or Melania?

Trump at Gridiron dinner: Who will leave WH next, Miller or Melania?
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpArizona GOP Senate candidate defends bus tour with far-right activist Alyssa Milano protests Kavanaugh in 'Handmaid's Tale' costume Bomb in deadly Yemen school bus attack was manufactured by US firm: report MORE attended the annual Gridiron Club dinner on Saturday, where he cracked joke after joke in a speech, during which he reportedly pondered whether first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpComedian who impersonated prime minister appointed to the job in Melania’s home country Trump tried to dissuade Melania from 'Be Best' anti-bullying campaign: report Trump replaced furniture Melania picked out before she moved into White House: NYT MORE or adviser Stephen Miller would be the next to leave the White House. 

"So many people have been leaving the White House. It’s invigorating since you want turnover. I like chaos. It really is good. Who’s going to be the next to leave? Steve Miller, or Melania?" Trump quipped, according to White House pool reports. 


Trump later joked that Melania Trump could also claim him as "an adult dependent," riffing off "Fire and Fury" author Michael Wolff, who claims White House aides have told him they view the president as childlike. 

Since the Gridiron Club annual dinner was founded in the 1800s, most presidents have made a point to attend at least once during their administrations.

The white tie dinner is known for its comedic speeches by the president and lawmakers from both parties. While the event has never been filmed, reporters are invited to attend and often cover the speeches given.

Trump's joke about White House turnover comes days after communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksTrump officials pushing Hope Hicks to join 2020 campaign: report Hope Hicks spotted boarding Air Force One ahead of Trump rally Omarosa questioned by feds over Cohen ties to National Enquirer publisher: report MORE announced her departure. 

Early this year, Trump's relationship with Melania Trump was thrust into the spotlight when reports emerged that former adult-film star Stormy Daniels had an extramarital sexual encounter with Trump early on in his marriage with Melania.