The event, which raises money for Catholic charities supporting needy children, is known for giving politicians the opportunity to make fun of themselves ― and their colleagues.
“Enough of the applause,” said Ryan, after stepping to the microphone. “You sound like the Cabinet when Donald Trump walks in the room.”
He even mocked the president’s use of Twitter.
“Every morning, I wake up in my office and I scroll Twitter to see which tweets that I will have to pretend that I did not see later on,” Ryan said.
The speaker also joked about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly calling Trump a “moron,” the ongoing investigation into the president’s alleged ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential election campaign, and Trump’s performance at last year’s dinner when attendees booed the then-GOP candidate for using the platform to attack his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
Check out Ryan’s jokes in the clip above.