The Washington Times - May 1, 2011, 09:06AM

Donald Trump attended the White House Correspondents Association dinner in Washington on Saturday night and found himself getting roasted by President Barack Obama who referenced Mr. Trump’s insistence on seeing Mr. Obama’s long form birth certificate.  “Now he can focus on more important matters like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?” Mr. Obama remarked.

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Immediately after getting skewered by the president, Mr. Trump was met by The Washington Times who asked the real estate mogul for his reaction.  “I thought he did a good job. I really thought he did a good job,” said Mr. Trump. When asked what he plans on focusing on, since the President released his birth certificate last week, he said: “I’ve always focused on jobs and the economy and stopping other countries from ripping off our country.”

Mr. Trump later told “Fox and Friends” on Sunday morning that while he expected to be the target of jokes he, “didn’t know [he] was going to be the sole focus.” He added, “I had no idea it would be to that extent.”

“I think if he’s serious about running, he needs to be talking seriously about the issues,” Reverend Al Sharpton, a former Democratic Presidential primary candidate, said to me on Saturday night at the correspondence dinner. “I think the racial birther stuff is not how you run for president,”he added.

 “I ran for president and we had to lay out our platforms on what we would do about the economy or about health care and dealt with everything from energy to ethanol to gas…all of it. I don’t think he’s laying that out.  I think he’s trying to get by playing some kind of inference game.” Rev. Sharpton noted, “If he wants to be taken seriously, he has to start taking the American people seriously.”