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Donald Trump Booed At White House Correspondents' Dinner

04/30/2011 09:16 pm ET | Updated Apr 09, 2013

Donald Trump didn't appear to have many fans at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday.

The Wrap reports that the media mogul was greeted by a round of "boos" upon his arrival to Washington's Hilton Hotel with his wife, Melania:

After giving a brief interview with a group of several of media outlets, Trump -- who was invited to the event as a guest of the Washington Post -- walked away to a chorus of audible boos from the media members on the press line. (And it wasn't because they wanted to hear Trump talk more.)

While waiting in line on the red carpet, Trump told the Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire that he wouldn't be afraid to give President Barack Obama a piece of his mind that evening, should the two have a chance to speak. "He's gotta get tough with all the nations that are ripping off the U.S.," such as China, he told the Journal he would say to the president.

Trump has been no stranger to the press in recent weeks. On Tuesday he took credit for the release of Obama's birth certificate, saying the disclosure made him "proud" and "honored to play such a big role" in its release, but that "I want to look at it" before confirming its authenticity.

Later, at an event Thursday in Las Vegas, he again made headlines for calling America's leaders "stupid" and declaring the United States was "not a great country" before erupting in a chorus of curses.

While Trump has yet to confirm his widely-speculated presidential candidacy, during the same Las Vegas appearance he responded to a supporter's cries of "run for president!" by replying, "I think I'm going to make you very happy on that."

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